Vietnam shipped abroad nearly 5.2 million tonnes of rice worth over 2.27 billion USD in the first 11 months of this year, surpassing the figure of the entire 2016 at 4.9 million tonnes, according to the Vietnam Food Association.
Vietnamese exporters of farm produce must learn more about food-safety requirements and maximum residue limits (MRL) of importing countries, experts said at a workshop held in HCM City on November 2.
Vietnam’s rice output during the summer-autumn crop was estimated at 11.5 million tonnes, an increase of 127,500 tonnes, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
VOV.VN - Vietnam exported 43,000 tons of sugar to 28 markets, earning more than US$20.6 million to the end of September, said Pham Quoc Doanh, President of Vietnam Sugarcane and Sugar Association.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc asked for prompt measures to be taken to support flood-hit communities’ re-building efforts during a meeting with officials from Thanh Hoa, Hoa Binh, Yen Bai and Son La in Hanoi on October 26.
A pepper glut in the Central Highlands as more and more farmers switched to the crop lured by the earlier high profits from the spice has caused prices to collapse and threatens to bankrupt many of them.
The summer-autumn rice crop in the Mekong Delta province of Long An is estimated to give a record yield of more than 1 million tonnes this year.
VOV.VN - Chinese investors and markets are becoming increasingly important to the Vietnam economy, most especially to the slowing manufacturing and declining crop production industries, say experts.
VOV.VN - Vietnamese imports of corn for the six months leading up to July 2017 jumped 5.6% year-on-year to 3.53 million tons, continuing last year’s upward tick, according to a report by the Crop Production Department.
The agricultural sector will aim for a GDP growth rate of between 3 – 3.1% and total export value of agro-forestry-fisheries at US$34 – 35 billion in 2018.
VOV.VN - An Nhut cooperative in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province is piloting a new cultivation model called “Rice field with flower bank”, where farmers grow flowers along rice field banks to entice useful insects to eat harmful worms and increase the productivity.
Vietnam’s rice output during the winter-spring crop was estimated at 19.1 million tonnes, a year-on-year decrease of 1.5%, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
By June 15, grasshoppers have damaged 500 hectares of crops in the northern mountainous province of Cao Bang, putting local farmers at risk of having a bad harvest.
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VOV.VN - Consumers can expect to pay more for lychees this summer, as pickers start harvesting a lighter than expected crop in Vietnam, reports the Tien Phong (Vanguard) Newspaper.
The 2017-18 coffee crop is expected to yield around 1.4 million, which is equal to or slightly lower than last year’s harvest, according to the Vietnam Coffee and Cocoa Association.
The northern region from Thua Thien-Hue province northward reaped a bumper harvest in the 2016-2017 Winter-Spring rice crop for the 10th consecutive year, heard a conference held in Thanh Hoa province on May 24.
VOV.VN - Vietnam’s 54 ethnic groups begins a series on the Xo Dang, an indigenous people of Vietnam’s Central Highlands.
The Mekong Delta region had completed harvesting the year’s first rice crop (winter-spring crop) by the end of April, recording a slight year-on-year fall of 2.4 percent in productivity to 6.27 tonnes.
VOV.VN - The Vietnam Macadamia Association has recommended once again that more farmers cultivate macadamia nuts as an alternative agriculture cash crop due to its relatively low input capital and high earnings potential.