VOV.VN - The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and local officials are helping northern farmers and businesses find outlets for their agricultural products in domestic and foreign markets.
The Plant Protection Department at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) held a teleconference with Japanese partners on May 14 to discuss the completion of procedures for the first exports of fresh lychee to this market.
In spite of challenges caused by saline intrusion and COVID-19, rice cultivation in the Mekong Delta must ensure domestic supply and take opportunities for export, said Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Quoc Doanh.
A 40-strong business delegation from the US will launch an investment promotion programme in Vietnam from March 3-6, aiming to expand trade and investment cooperation in the Southeast Asian country, according to an official from the US-ASEAN Business Council (USABC).
Erosion and subsidence along canals, rivers and coasts have been severe in many areas in the Mekong Delta and local authorities are struggling to raise funds for works to prevent them.
Vietnam has so far granted licences to 460 US producers of meat and meat products and 210 exporters of aquatic products, said Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Quoc Doanh.
Vietnam and the US still hold huge potential for cooperation in farm produce trade, and the two countries should not compete in trade but supplement each other, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Quoc Doanh has said.
A delegation of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) led by Deputy Minister Le Quoc Doanh is on a visit to the US to enhance cooperation and farm produce trade from February 24-29.
The Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) region has replaced 118,202ha of old coffee trees by planting new ones or grafting old coffee trees with young sprouts to improve yield since 2014, or 98.5 percent of the total area to be replanted in 2014-2020.
Agricultural production in the northern midland and mountainous provinces has gradually shifted towards commercial scale over the past years, creating remarkable changes in the sector.
The potential for agricultural and aquaculture cooperation between Vietnam and countries in the Middle East and Africa was discussed at a workshop in Hanoi on September 10.
The largest fruit and vegetable processing centre of the Central Highlands was inaugurated in Gia Lai province on September 9.
Veterinary experts from the Netherlands shared experience in preventing African swine fever during a roundtable discussion held in Hanoi on August 21.
The Special Senior Officials’ Meeting of the 18th Meeting of the ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF) Plus Three wrapped up in the central province of Thua Thien – Hue on August 8 after four days of sitting.
Senior agriculture and forestry officials of ASEAN and China, Japan and the Republic of Korea gathered at a meeting in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on August 7 to discuss the bloc and its partners’ cooperation in the fields.
Science and technology is one of the key solutions in implementing agriculture restructuring. In the new context, science and technology research units need to innovate, because the changing mechanisms and policies are associated with the application of science and technology.
The agricultural production is in dire need of the international community’s assistance in dealing with climate change, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Quoc Doanh said.
Climate change is the biggest challenge to Vietnam and the agricultural sector, and farmers and the poor are the most vulnerable. In response, a number of measures have been taken by the country to mitigate climate change.
Vietnam’s northern region harvested some 5.6 million tonnes of rice during the summer-autumn crop, up more than 320,000 tonnes from the same period last year, heard a recent conference.
The southern region estimates that it will produce more than 26 million tonnes of paddy this year, up 1.1 million tonnes against last year, meeting its target for the year.