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.
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.
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.
VOV.VN - Vietnam’s 54 ethnic groups begins a series on the Xo Dang, an indigenous people of Vietnam’s Central Highlands.
Coffee exports from Vietnam, the world's second-biggest producer after Brazil, may dip in the calendar year of 2017 due to thin carryover stocks while production of the next crop could be threatened by a lack of water, industry officials said.
The Prime Minister has instructed the Ministry of Finance to allocate over 10,400 tonnes of rice from the national reserves for 12 localities to help the needy on the occasion of the lunar New Year festival.
The People’s Committee of the southern central province of Ninh Thuan on November 12 started delivering over 2,900 tonnes of rice provided by the government to locals hit by the recent drought to help them overcome difficulties.
The Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang plans to expand the cultivation area planted with certified rice to 60-70% of its total rice cultivation.
VOV.VN - Making sustainable agriculture profitable is the subject matter of a seminar presented by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) on September 15-16 that has convened in Hanoi.
The northern province of Hai Duong shipped 5,000 tonnes of lychee to foreign countries during this year’s crop.
Sugar mills nationwide turned out 1.2 million tonnes of sugar in the 2015-2016 sugarcane crop, a fall of 1.4 million tonnes from the previous crop, according to the Vietnam Sugarcane and Sugar Association (VSSA).
Pepper production has brought high profits for growers but the current rush at growing pepper for export will likely lead to oversupply in the near future, experts warn.
Coffee bean output in the 2015-16 crop in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak is likely to reach 440,000 tonnes, a decrease of 14,000 tonnes from the last crop, according to the provincial People’s Committee.
Lotus is one of Hanoi’s most prized specialties, requiring patience and skill from makers to achieve its exquisite taste. With very few people now producing lotus tea using the original methods, tea expert Hoang Anh Suong is keen to keep the tradition alive.
(VOV) -Market prices are likely to increase by 10% during the lunar New Year (Tet) holiday, according to the Hanoi Municipal Department for Industry and Trade.
This year, one million tonnes of rice from the summer-autumn crop was scheduled to be stockpiled by July 31, but only 80-85 percent of the target was fulfilled.
Vietnam is able to produce 31 million tonnes of bio oil per year from straws, one of the agricultural by-products normally burnt up after crops.
(VOV) - Coffee exports of the 2011-2012 crop have reached almost 1.6 million tonnes worth nearly US$3.4 billion, up 23 percent in volume and 24 percent in value, according to the Vietnam Coffee-Cocoa Association (Vicofa).
Vietnam’s coffee exports in August are estimated at somewhere between 70,000 and 100,000 tonnes, or between 1.17 million and 1.67 million bags of beans, lower than last month’s figure, said traders to Reuters on August 7.
In July and August, the price of Vietnamese coffee is offering at US$80 per tonne more than that listed on the London Commodity Exchange (LCE) for September.