The Son La strawberry and safe farm produce week 2019, the first of its kind, kicked off in Big C Thang Long supermarket in Hanoi on January 18.
To date, Vietnam has nearly 1,900 establishments getting Vietnamese Good Agricultural Practices (VietGAP) certificates with a total area of 81,500 hectares.
Some 1,069 supply chains for clean and safe farm produce were developed across all the 63 cities and province in 2018, up 350 from the previous year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
The HCM City Department of Trade and Industry has launched a new programme called “Promotion of Vietnamese Goods” to support farmers’ produce, including vegetables, fruits, poultry, meat and seafood.
VOV.VN - In recent years, VietGAP-based intensive orange farming in Quang Binh district, Ha Giang province, has had some success. The model has inspired local households to set up VietGAP orange growing teams, create a brand, increase productivity, quality, and profitability, and attract buyers.
The growth of vegetable and fruit exports slowed down significantly this year but the target of reaching US$10 billion in revenue in 2025 was still within reach, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
VOV.VN - The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has announced that it will introduce Cao Phong orange, a specialty of Hoa Binh province to serve business-class passengers from December 8-22 on its international and domestic flights from Hanoi and HCM city.
Hoi An City will for the first time open its weekend market in the park of Cam Chau Ward next Saturday and Sunday morning, December 1 and 2.
VOV.VN -The mountain province of Son La has favorable conditions and advantages to develop large scale specialized production areas.
A hi-tech pig slaughterhouse of the international standard run by Bien Dong DHS, one of the biggest of its kinds in the north, was inaugurated in Hai Nam commune, Hai Hau district, the northern province of Nam Dinh on November 4.
VOV.VN - Located at the center of the northwestern region, Son La province boasts prominent advantages in its soil and temperate climate, and is quite expansive at over 14,000 square kilometers, the third largest in Vietnam.
The Saigon Trading Group (Satra) has announced it will open an additional 60 Satrafoods stores between now and the year’s end, raising its total nationwide to 217.
A promotional event was held in New Delhi, India on September 25 for dragon fruits from the south central province of Binh Thuan in an effort to expand ties between agricultural exporters from Vietnam and Indian firms.
Farmers in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang have bred giant river prawns on 74ha so far this year, up 40.6% against the same period last year, according to the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Though the Vietnamese government and Ho Chi Minh City’s administration offer many incentives and have favourable policies to encourage businesses to invest in agriculture, they often remain on paper, heard a conference held in the city on August 27.
Accelerating agricultural restructuring towards national-scale, high-tech production has become a key goal for the central coastal province of Binh Thuan as it aims to reach an average 3.3-3.8% annual growth for its agro-forestry-fishery sector during the 2018-2020 period.
VOV.VN - The 2018 Son La longan and safe farm produce week which opened at LotteMart Ba Dinh and LotteMart Dong Da in Hanoi on August 20 is the final event in a series of four activities to promote the consumption of Son La longans and safe agricultural products in the capital city.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development held a meeting in Tien Giang on August 17 to review the progress of the Vietnam Sustainable Agriculture Transformation (VnSAT) projects in the Mekong Delta over the last seven months, as well as discuss tasks for the remaining months of the year.
The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines will work with the northern province of Hung Yen to supply the locality’s specialty product – Hung Yen longan – in its flights under an agreement recently reached between the two sides.
VOV.VN - Succulent vineyards have helped growers in the south central province of Ninh Thuan increase their income.