The wood processing industry is to become a spearhead economic sector by 2025, posting export turnover of about US$20 billion to contribute to socio-economic development and stabilise the livelihoods of people living in forested areas.
Forestry exports will be no lower than US$12 billion this year, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Ha Cong Tuan told a meeting in Hanoi on July 10.
Vietnam expects to gain a total export value of US$12.5 billion from timber, wooden products and forest products this year, up 10 per cent year on year, according to the Vietnam Timber and Forest Product Association (VIFORES).
VOV.VN - The forestry sector has maintained a high growth rate of over 5 per cent throughout the year with export turnover being recorded at an estimated US$11.3 billion, up roughly 20 per cent on-year, according to Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Ha Cong Tuan.
Agriculture businesses should embrace connection in order to participate in global value chains, heard a forum held in Hanoi on October 8.
Vietnam is likely to reach its export turnover target of 11 billion USD from wood and forestry products this year as the main season for business is in the last six months of the year, according to an official of the Vietnam Timber and Forest Product Association (VIFORES).
VOV.VN - World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) is observed each year on June 17 to promote public awareness of international efforts to reverse desertification.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has kicked off a project to achieve forest coverage of 49.2 per cent in the Central Highlands region, or a total of 2.72 million hectares, by 2030.
Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has ordered tightening the control of changes in the use of forests while strictly enforcing the closure of natural forests at a conference of the steering committee for sustainable development of the forestry sector.
Vietnam has seen decreases in the number of violation cases related to forest protection and development, as well as the area of forest lost by deforestation.
Vietnam will be able to boost its wood exports when the Vietnam-European Union Voluntary Partnership Agreement on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance, and Trade (VPA/FLEGT) takes effect, said Permanent Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Ha Cong Tuan.
Vietnam should capitalise on advancements in technology to restructure its agriculture based on three key pillars, said Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Ha Cong Tuan on July 12.
Up-to-date information on forest coverage, forest fires, and silviculture are fully integrated in the Management Information System for Forest Sector in Vietnam (FORMIS) software, which is useful for the State management and the building of forestry strategy.
The Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) will urge the US to promptly conduct a field study of Vietnam’s tra fish market, said an official.
A captain who fishes illegally will see his boat driving licence revoked and his vessel banned from fishing, said Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Ha Cong Tuan.
After a long period of hesitation, the Vietnam National Coffee Corporation (Vinacafe) is being pushed towards equitisation once more by the Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Development (MARD).
Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Ha Cong Tuan has said the ministry will strive to surpass growth target as assigned by the government this year.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) will continue reforming administrative procedures and improving the business environment to lure more investments into the sector this year, particularly hi-tech and organic agriculture.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has accomplished targets set by the government this year, said Deputy Minister Ha Cong Tuan during a press conference in Hanoi on December 29.
The export turnover of Vietnamese timber and timber products is estimated to hit US$8 billion this year, 10% higher than the target, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development reported at a meeting on sustainable forestry development held in Hanoi on November 28.