A failure to improve the agricultural land market has discouraged the private sector to invest in the sector, experts have said.
Scattered, small-sized land lots hamper farmers and stop companies from investing in agriculture, while barriers set by land accumulation policies also marginalise farmers and hinder the development of Vietnam’s agriculture.
A seminar on technological application in agriculture in the Mekong Delta and Vietnam took place in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on July 13.
Against the context that all the Vietnam's development factors are limiting, GDP growth seems to increasingly dependent on labour productivity.
To achieve sustainable development, Vietnam’s agriculture sector needs to improve productivity and quality as well as define the market structure for each farming product, experts said at the Vietnam agricultural outlook conference on May 24 in Hanoi.
The global demand for fruits and vegetables is forecast to soar in the near future, affording Vietnam a chance to expand to choosy markets such as Japan, the Republic of Korea and the US, as heard a seminar in Hanoi on May 24.
An estimated 12.5 million people will be eligible for agriculture land tax exemption, leaving merely 77,000 people still subject to this tax.
Businesses have complained that they have to deal with a host of barriers and risks in agricultural projects though they are encouraged to invest in the sector.
Agriculture used to be considered the Vietnamese economy’s cushion against the shock of the global economic crisis and was expected to bring in high value when more and more trade agreements were signed.
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.
Vietnam’s coffee exports may fall by 25% this year to 1 million tons, a 20-year low.
Amid growing concerns in Vietnam about unsafe food, many foreign and local firms are exploring opportunities to produce safe food in the country.
Technology is regarded as the key to agricultural restructuring and the solution to tackling food security and agricultural produce quality.
Vietnam’s agricultural business climate has been on the wane, hampering the country’s efforts to lure more foreign investments into this sector.
VOV.VN - Agriculture is poised to drive a new era of economic growth for Vietnam, if the nation focuses on revolutionizing how smallholder farms are operated and implements needed institutional reforms, say experts.
Vegetables, fruits and seafood are expected to benefit much from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement despite concerns that agriculture will be one of the most vulnerable sectors.
Current factors, including the global recession, Chinese yuan devaluation and global oversupply, do not support Vietnamese farm exports, experts say.
Export earnings from Vietnamese farm commodities have fallen after many countries let their currencies depreciate significantly, giving their exporters more ability to undercut rivals.
Information related to socio-economy, household income, land and migration collected through rural household surveys conducted in 12 provinces in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014, was detailed in a report released at a workshop in Hanoi on August 26.
Various kinds of agricultural insurance designed for coffee trees in Vietnam were discussed in depth during a seminar in Buon Ma Thuot city, the Central Highland province of Dak Lak on August 21.