Anti-drug police in Ha Long city of the northern province of Quang Ninh on June 29 discovered an illegal garden of marijuana in the city, seizing 62 marijuana plants.
The southern province of Ninh Thuan plans to invest US$52,800 to encourage the use of technology and industrial equipment in farming in the locality.
VOV.VN - Modern day farming is a complex business that requires a great deal of technology for efficiency and success, said speakers at a conference in Hanoi earlier this June 2017 sponsored by Huawei Technologies.
Police in Perth in western Australia have arrested four Vietnamese nationals and frozen bank accounts containing more than US$760,000 as part of an investigation into a cannabis-growing syndicate.
Pragmatic policies are needed for the Government to realise its goal of promoting start-ups in the agriculture sector.
VOV.VN - Vertical farming, drip irrigation, soil solarisation and similar terms will soon become common terminology in Vietnam agriculture, said Vo Kim Cu, president of the Vietnam Cooperative Alliance.
As it is difficult to expand production scale due to the limited land fund in Vietnam, local investors are going abroad to develop their agricultural businesses.
Nguyen Xuan Cuong, newly-appointed Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, speaks to the Lao Dong (Labour) newspaper about his resolve to reorganise the farming sector so that farmers would earn higher incomes.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong said that it was necessary to identify shrimp as a national strategic product to boost farming, enhance quality and build a globally-recognised Vietnamese shrimp brand.
VOV.VN - In the last five years, the dual rice-shrimp farming systems has grown in many Mekong Delta provinces from tens of thousands of hectares in 2005 to 160,000 ha in 2011 and is likely to reach 200,000 ha by 2020.
Farming of seaweed, a promising seafood product, will be encouraged, the Directorate of Fisheries has said.
The 7th General Assembly of the Asian Farmers’ Association (AFA) for Sustainable Rural Development, hosted by the Vietnam Farmers’ Union (VNFU), opened in Hanoi on August 5.
VOV.VN - Expansion of the nation’s gross domestic product has slowed to 5.52% in the first half of 2016 hurt by a crippling drought linked to the El Nino weather phenomenon, says the General Statistics Office.
VOV.VN - Pearls can be considered a “specialty” of Phu Quoc and pearl farming has been developed in Phu Quoc in the last decade.
VOV.VN - Foreign investors have pledged to invest US$53.1 million in eight new projects and the same number of ongoing ones in agri-forestry and fisheries in the first half of this year, up 86.5% in invested capital and 62.5% in the number of projects against the same period last year.
VOV.VN - The EU has been an important consumption market for Vietnam agribusiness for decades and Brexit is leaving farmers deeply conflicted on what the ultimate outcome on their livelihoods would be.
Many fishermen in the central province of Khanh Hoa are becoming prosperous by catching and selling young lobsters to breeding farms.
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat asked for greater efforts to restore the growth of the agriculture sector which is suffering from El Nino and climate change impacts during a meeting with the media in Hanoi recently.
Free trade agreement between Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (VKFTA) would be an effective channel to increase the bilateral trade to US$70 billion in 2020, said an official of the Trade Promotion Agency under the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Commercial counsellors should work as a bridge to help Vietnamese businesses boost exports and promote their products abroad, said Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.