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.
VOV.VN - The Plant Protection Department has announced that it will finalize the of trade promotion formalities for rambutan exports to such markets as the Republic of Korea and New Zealand.
Farmers who grow watermelon in southern Ca Mau province’s Ca Mau city are raking in high profits because of a bumper harvest and rising prices for the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday when the fruit is used on virtually every family altar.
Chairwoman of the National Assembly (NA) Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan attended a Tet celebration programme in the northern province of Hai Duong on February 6.
VOV.VN - Large-scale fields are becoming more common, not just in rice farming, but also for other crops in certain parts of Ninh Thuan province. Ninh Phuoc district is using large fields to grow grapes to boost productivity.
The central province of Thua Thien-Hue has approved a VND70 billion (US$3.1 million) project to develop orange farms and medicinal plant farms in Nam Dong district.
The central province of Binh Thuan will strive to grow 9,800ha of dragon fruits up to Vietnamese Good Agricultural Practice (VietGAP) standards this year, as heard a local conference hosted by the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development on January 15.
VOV.VN - As a country seriously affected by global climate change, Vietnam considers adaptation to climate change vital to socio-economic development, especially to the agricultural sector.