Early season flooding and heavy rainfall have severely damaged thousands of hectares of rice fields in the Mekong Delta province of Long An.
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.
VOV.VN - In countries like Vietnam farmers do not have the money to invest in high tech agriculture but a few smallholders have found niche markets utilizing green technologies to increase their competitiveness.
Farmers are expanding the areas under high-value perennial trees suitable with the conditions in each region and adaptive to climate change.
Chairman of the Vietnam Pepper Association (VPA) Do Ha Nam has advised pepper farmers to make investment in technology and clean production as the competition with foreign rivals will be fiercer.
Over the last ten days, pepper prices have fallen from an already low VND82,000 (US$3.65 USD) to VND72,000 (US$3.21) per kilogramme, but pepper farmers in the Central Highlands continue to hold out for higher prices.
With farmers still having difficulty selling pigs, many businesses in HCM City have stepped up programmes to stimulate pork demand.
Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, also the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development, visited farmers and businesses in the Central Highland province of Lam Dong on May 30.
Industry leaders have called on distraught and anxious pepper farmers to remain calm and refrain from selling their produce at low prices, saying the current price plunge is most likely a fleeting phenomenon.
VOV.VN - Google has announced it will support the Vietnam Farmer’s Union to establish training courses on internet skills for over 30,000 farmers in nine provinces across the country over the next three years, reports Dantri Online Newspaper.
Environmentally conscious farmers in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre are eagerly adopting a Japanese-sponsored model of producing safe greens to ensure a sustainable livelihood for locals.
A former plunderer of valuable trees in the nation’s forests is now making a decent living from planting and nurturing them.
VOV.VN - Instead of paying workers to pick their fruit, farmers in Sapa are experimenting with a strategy of allowing customers to pick their own fruit, according to local news reports.
The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) issued an official document asking credit institutions to support borrowers in the livestock industry, especially pig farmers in need of credit extension as market demand struggles to find equilibrium.
Vietnam’s agriculture ministry and its trade counterpart should clarify the causes behind falling pork prices and identify effective solutions, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc underlined at a government meeting on Thursday.
Vietnam plans to cut pork imports and expand export markets for the meat as part of an unprecedented nationwide campaign to rescue pig farmers, the government said.
VOV.VN - Land concentration toward large-scale commodity production is one of the main objectives of Vietnam’s agriculture restructuring.
Farmers in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta region have begun this year’s first harvest season of brackish water shrimp, earning strong profits due to high prices and favourable breeding conditions.
VOV.VN - Nowadays the press is filled with an abundance of stories about high-tech investment of Japanese concerns into Vietnam agriculture and how it might revitalize the sector for economic growth, job creation and food security.
Vietnamese pig farmers have been hit by the double whammy of slumping domestic pork prices and rising imports of cheap meat.