VOV.VN - Vietnam spends more than VND52 billion importing pesticides every day, with more than 50% of that money going to China, according to the latest statistics from the General Department of Vietnam Customs.
Following the implementation of a provisional tax on imported fertilisers, more things need to be done to help balance benefits of both local producers’ and farmers’ benefits, industry insiders have agreed.
Vietnam’s agriculture sector is likely to benefit greatly from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Argentina’s Clarin newspaper reported.
VOV.VN - Vietnam got nearly US$2.683 billion trade surplus with Canada last year, up 25.9% over the previous year, according to Statistics Canada.
(VOV) -The 15th International Agriculture Trade Fair (Agro Viet 2015) themed “Enhancing the effectiveness of food processing and preservation” is set to take place in Hanoi from November 6- 9 featuring 400 stands from foreign and domestic businesses and organisations.
As a large agricultural producer, Vietnam has much demand for fertilisers and plant protection chemicals, offering much opportunity for companies in the field.
Tran Van Quang, a farmer in Hau Giang Province in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta, has increased his profit from rice farming by at least 18% since he began to apply a new farming model developed locally.
Despite the remarkable growth recorded in the peppercorn sector in the last three years, local farmers are enduring damage fuelled by unsustainable development.
As many as 519 memoranda of understanding and cooperation contracts totalling over VND150 billion (roughly US$7 million) were signed during the 2013 International Agriculture Fair.