VOV.VN - Maximise the opportunities that will come with the impending Vietnam - EU Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), farmers and cooperatives are advised to implement changes to their farming methods in an effort to meet the higher standards of the EU market.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is drafting a project titled "Organic Agriculture Development for the period of 2020-2030". Accordingly, Vietnam will rank in the world top 15.
More and more farmers and entrepreneurs in the Mekong Delta are realising that new organic farming models help increase their income.
With increasingly high demand, experts some years ago predicted that the organic food market would see a boom, but farmers have been reluctant to shift from traditional to organic production.
Vietnam has been making efforts to foster organic farming, including a decree issued last August which should be implemented as soon as possible, experts told a forum in HCM City on December 25.
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong asked for New Zealand (NZ)’s support in improving the value of farm produce during a meeting with NZ Minister of Agriculture, Biosecurity, Food Safety, and Rural Communities Damien O’Connor in Hanoi on August 29.
The total organic farming area in Vietnam expanded from 12,120ha to 76,666ha between 2007 and 2015, faster than the global average pace, said Director of the Vietnam Agricultural Extension Centre Tran Van Khoi.
The first national forum on organic agriculture took place in Ho Chi Minh City on December 27, discussing solutions to develop the sector.
Organic farming is an important part of Vietnam’s agricultural production, and Vietnam’s agriculture must be successful so that the country’s industrialisation and modernisation reach success, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has said.
A workshop was held in Hanoi on August 31 to collect opinions from experts, manufacturers and businesses to build a decree on organic farming development in Vietnam.
The Ministry of Commerce has encouraged people to practice organic farming as a way of responding to global market demands.
Japan-based Horimasa Co. Ltd is seeking cooperation opportunities in the fields of organic agriculture, kindergarten education and hotel-restaurant management training in An Giang province, said the company’s president Masaharu Hori.
VOV.VN - To catch up with the trend of sustainable development, managers and businesses have to develop national brand names of green products.
An initiative by the Mekong Youth Farm Network (Y-Farm) that focuses on youth engagement in organic farming and educating the younger generation in sustainable agriculture has won a grant from the US Department of State.
The Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the World Vision Foundation of the Republic of Korea launched a project to develop a local value chain for organic farm produce in Trieu Phong district of central Quang Tri province on February 21.
The Vietnam National University of Agriculture should seek to encourage businesses to reduce the use of pesticide and increase investment on organic and high-quality agriculture to achieve the green growth target, said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
VOV.VN - The slow and steady rise of organic farming in Vietnam shows no signs of subsiding. But with the extra expertise and costs associated with growing organic produce, is it a profitable business model?
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said high-technology and organic farming would be crucial for the development of Vietnamese agriculture when touring Vingroup’s high-technology agricultural project in Tam Da commune, northern Hai Phong city on October 5.
Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha stated that the Royal Project, an initiative of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, will be adopted as a model for the Government’s social business, in order to improve the people’s living conditions.
President of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) Andre Leu has vowed to help Vietnam’s organic farming sector achieve a sustainable, environmentally-friendly development.