Vietnam earned US$1.38 billion from exporting more than 800,000 tonnes of rubber in the first eight months of 2017, year-on-year rise of 54.1% in value and 12.8% in volume.
Promoting regional linkage from production to distribution is essential to turn the country’s southern part into a trade hub.
The Vietnam National Coal and Mineral Industries Group (Vinacomin) has produced 24.58 million tonnes of coal in the first eight months of the year, accounting for 68.3 percent of the annual plan.c
The northeastern province of Quang Ninh opened the fifth One Commune, Once Product (OCOP) fair on September 1 under the theme “Quang Ninh OCOP products – Vietnamese people’s brand”.
VOV.VN - Exports of agricultural products to Indonesia fell sharply in the first seven month of this year. They included rice (down 96%), coffee (51.2%), tea (47.7%) and fruit and vegetables (57%), according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs.
Customs officers at the Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi have discovered an animal product trafficking case, seizing nearly 3kg of goods suspected to be bone glue of rare animals.
The northern province of Quang Ninh will develop the “One Commune, One Product” (OCOP) programme into an important economic development scheme, with a focus on agricultural and non-agricultural production.
The domestic pesticide market is worth up to $1 billion, but profits all go to foreign companies as 90 percent of products are imports.
HCM City is seeking more than VND128 trillion (US$5.63 billion) in investment between now and 2020 for socio-economic development, according to the city’s Department of Planning and Investment.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has joined hands with other ministries and sectors to promote the export of agri-aquatic products to Australia.
Local businesses in the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh earned US$17.3 million from exporting aquatic products in the first half of 2017, an surge of US$10.49 million against the same period last year.
Policies continue to discourage the production and trade of local agricultural products, research findings by the Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development show.
Vietnam’s plant protection product market is valued at US$1 billion a year, but the country is still heavily dependent on imports.
VOV.VN - Vietnam’s aquatic sector will likely find it hard to realize the growth target of US$7.4 billion this year given international economic integration, tougher technical barriers by importer nations, and a growing number of competitors.
Ho Chi Minh City’s gross regional domestic product grew by 7.76 percent in the first half of this year, higher than the same period in the past two years.
Although Vietnam’s livestock industry is thriving, its export potential has yet to be tapped. Most of the country’s livestock products only serve domestic markets.
Although Vietnam’s livestock industry is thriving, its export potential has yet to be tapped.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc recently signed a decision to add three more products - brackish water shrimp, high-quality coffee and ginseng - to the list of national products.
Measures to boost the export of livestock products were discussed at a workshop held in Hanoi on June 7 by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
Demand for organic farm and other products has increased significantly both in Vietnam and globally, and this is good news for businesses investing in the field, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.