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Vietnam wins contract to export rice to RoK

Vietnam wins contract to export rice to RoK

A Vietnamese company has won a bid to export 60,000 tonnes of Japonica brown rice to the Republic of Korea (RoK), defeating competition from rivals of China, Thailand and Australia.

Sticky rice sees price reduction

Sticky rice sees price reduction

The prices of Vietnam’s sticky rice are facing a downward trend due to its over-supply and dependence on a single large market, according to the Department of Farm Produce Processing and Market Development under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).

Vietnam Food Association risks losing rice monopoly

Vietnam Food Association risks losing rice monopoly

Following recent criticism of the Vietnam Food Association (VFA), the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has reduced the association’s power, with further plans to promote fairness in rice exports.

VFA urged to increase high-quality rice production

VFA urged to increase high-quality rice production

The Vietnam Food Association (VFA) was urged to work with other units to continue shifting rice production towards higher output of high-quality rice and applying technological advances in production and processing to maximize the value of rice.

Positive signs promise good year for rice export

Positive signs promise good year for rice export

Many rice export contracts continuing from 2017 and Indonesia’s import order at the year’s beginning amid limited rice supply are positive signs for Vietnam’s rice exports.

Fertiliser tax does more good than harm: Experts

Fertiliser tax does more good than harm: Experts

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.

Over 5 million tonnes of rice exported in ten months

Over 5 million tonnes of rice exported in ten months

Vietnam shipped 5.05 million tonnes of rice worth US$2.25 billion in the first ten months of 2017, up 22.3% in volume and 21.1% in value year on year, said the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

VFA hikes rice export target on strong demand

VFA hikes rice export target on strong demand

The Vietnam Food Association (VFA) has decided to raise its rice export target from 5.2 million tonnes to 5.6 million tones, following an increase in rice contracts for the last months of the year.

Can Tho to ship first rice batch to Iran

Can Tho to ship first rice batch to Iran

The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho has signed an agreement with Iran to ship 100,000 tonnes of rice to the country, said Huynh Trung Tru, Deputy Director of the Department of Industry and Trade on October 4.

Rice export target set at 5.2 million tonnes in 2017

Rice export target set at 5.2 million tonnes in 2017

The Vietnam Food Association (VFA) aims to ship 2 million tonnes of rice to foreign countries in the last five months of the year, increasing total rice export for the whole year to 5.2 million tonnes, up 6% year-on-year.

Rice recovery no cause for cheer

Rice recovery no cause for cheer

Recent gains in the volume and value of rice exports can be attributed more to low prices than to better quality or greater market penetration, experts say.