Experts called for making better use of straw – an agricultural by-product abundant in Vietnam’s biggest rice cultivating area of Mekong Delta - during a seminar held in southern Can Tho city on January 23.
Norway is willing to share its experience in boosting the use of clean and renewable energies with Vietnam, particularly Hanoi capital city, Norwegian Ambassador to Vietnam Grete Lochen affirmed when being received by Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung on December 6.
The central province of Quang Tri has chosen coffee, pepper and shrimp to join the chain of national key products as they have competitive advantages, said the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Vietnam’s agricultural sector should focus on developing the economic value of domestic plant varieties by ensuring their output and protecting branding, instead of importing large amounts of other plant varieties.
With its ample advantages, the north central coastal province of Thanh Hoa should work to become a model in attracting investment.
Links between enterprises and coffee and pepper farmers need to be enhanced to improve the economic value and competitiveness of the two products.
The southernmost province of Ca Mau plans to develop extensive crab farming, especially in ecological environment, to improve its economic value and serve exports, said Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Chau Cong Bang.
Cashew growing area in the Central Highlands provinces of Dak Lak, Gia Lai, Kon Tum, Dak Nong and Lam Dong has decreased sharply after local farmers replaced cashews by other crops due to degenerate old trees, pestilent insects and low production.
A sea grape farming model in Dam Nai lagoon, Ninh Hai district in the south central province of Ninh Thuan has produced high profits.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) announced recent drops in pepper prices, both domestic and exported, in October.
A festival on Tra hoa vang (scientifically known as camellia chrysantha) is underway in the northern province of Quang Ninh, with the aim of promoting the plant’s medical and economic value.
Though experts and policy makers all admit the great advantages of ecological industrial zones (eco IP or EIP), they think such IZs cannot be developed in Vietnam at this time.
Oman plans to increase investment in highway and water supply projects in Vietnam, the Middle Eastern emirate's sovereign wealth fund said.