VOV.VN - Signalling a positive momentum in the Central Highlands region, local authorities have approved approximately US$4 billion of future investment in the region during the first half of 2016.
VOV.VN - As consumers enjoy fresh, local fruit and vegetables this summer, farmers and producers can expect lower earnings from the fruits of their labour, say leading industry analysts.
Major agricultural products enjoyed a rise in export value in the first half of this year despite a fall in volume, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs.
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.
Export turnover of agro-forestry-aquatic products hit US$2.97 billion in June, bringing the six-month figure to US$17.1 billion, up 13.1 percent year-on-year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Vietnam's pepper shipments are forecast to reach around 101,000 tons for the first six months of 2017, up 13% on-year, but revenue is likely to fall 13%, according to Vietnam Pepper Association (VPA)'s chairman Do Ha Nam.
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.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) will soon issue Production Unit Codes (PUCs) to areas that qualify to produce peppers for export, said Deputy Minister Le Quoc Doanh on June 8.
Measures to develop the pepper sector sustainably were discussed at a forum jointly held by the National Agricultural Extension Centre (NAEC) and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Dak Nong on June 7.
The southern province of Dong Nai shipped goods worth nearly US$1.8 billion to the US in the first five months of 2017, according to the provincial Department of Industry and Trade.
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.
The price of black pepper in the Central Highlands provinces has continued to plummet, hitting VND80,000 – 82,000 per kg, a low record in the last seven years.
Links between enterprises and coffee and pepper farmers need to be enhanced to improve the economic value and competitiveness of the two products.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has added pepper to the list of commodities traded on the Vietnam Commodity Exchange (VNX), according to the ministry’s Decision 1071/QD-BCT issued last week.
VOV.VN - India has officially lifted its suspension of the import of Vietnamese black pepper, cassava, cinnamon, and dragon fruits, which was enforced on March 7.
India will lift its suspension of the import of some Vietnamese agricultural products, which was enforced on March 7
The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) are working with Indian counterparts on the removal of the country’s ban on imports of six agro-products from Vietnam.
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2017 is forecast to be a difficult year for Vietnam’s pepper, which has seen falling prices since the end of 2016, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
Pepper coverage in the Central Highlands provinces has increased, despite prices falling by 9% - 11% over recent time.