The south central province of Ninh Thuan, the country’s largest grape producer, plans to expand cultivation of NH 01-152, its new grape variety, because of its excellent quality and other outstanding characters.
As many as 40 hi-tech agriculture enterprises have been granted licenses so far, including 12 ones operating in cultivation, 19 in aquaculture and nine others in animal husbandry, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
Kien Giang wants to ship more of its products around the world.
The Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap, the largest mango producer in the region with 9,200 hectares of mangos and a annual output of nearly 100,000 tonnes, is working to turn mango into a sustainable hard currency earner by 2020.
Local authorities in southern Binh Duong province’s Thuan An town are taking steps to promote the area’s famous Lai Thieu mangosteen, a fruit specialty cultivated since the 19th century.
VOV.VN -Exports of Vietnamese fruit and vegetables to Japan have grown strongly in recent times, especially when it comes to stone fruits. However, the market share in Japan’s total imports is still quite low when compared to the estimated potential for sales of Vietnamese fruit and vegetables on the market.
Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue has signed a decision recognising Song Cong city of the northern province of Thai Nguyen as new-style rural area, with all four communes of the city realising the criteria of the programme.
VOV.VN - Bac Giang and Hai Duong province, Vietnam’s litchi hub, farmers are busily preparing for harvesting. The authorities have stepped up trade promotion programs inside and outside the country.
The northern province of Hai Duong has exported about 9,500 tonnes of litchi from the beginning of this year’s crop, according to the provincial Department of Industry and Trade.
Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue called on the Chinese side to facilitate customs clearance of Vietnamese agricultural products, including lychees, while addressing an economic forum in Bac Giang province on June 8.
Ho Chi Minh City’s revenue from retail sales in the first half of this year is estimated at more than VND328.58 trillion (US$14.47 billion), accounting for 65.3% of the city’s total earnings from retail sales and services and up 12.9% from the same time last year.
Thanh Ha litchis, a specialty of northern Hai Duong province, will be introduced to customers in Hanoi during a week-long festival from June 12-18.
The first-ever Thanh Ha litchi festival will be organised in the northern province of Hai Duong on June 10 to promote consumption of the local specialty fruit, the organising board said at a press conference on May 30.
Favourable business climate and a large consumption market have made Ho Chi Minh City become an attractive destination for high-tech agriculture.
More and more livestock farming companies are adopting VietGap and Global Gap standards to improve their efficiency as well as ensure food safety, according to global quality certification agency Bureau Veritas.
Testing chemical residues in vegetables, fruit and other foodstuff sold at wet markets, supermarkets and restaurants will be enhanced in Hanoi this year as part of the city’s efforts to stop unsafe food being consumed, said Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Health Tran Van Chung.
The Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang is taking measures to ensure the quality of star apples for export to the US, said Director of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Van Man.
Vietnam’s fruit and vegetable exports are expected to top US$4.5 billion by 2020, with fruits accounting for US$3.6 billion, according to the Crop Production Department.
Four Vietnamese tycoons, who have been named in Forbes Billionaires 2018, share a common interest in investing in agricultural development or businesses dedicated to benefiting Vietnamese farmers and the poor.
Local authorities and farmers who grow coffee under Vietnamese Good Agricultural Practices (VietGap) in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai are seeking a better selling price for their coffee because of its higher quality.