Vietnam

28 February 2018
“Right now there is very little rambutan in the market since Vietnam is the main supplier this time of year and they have been on Lunar New Year holidays since Feb 15,” says Paul Armstrong of Los Angeles, Ca.-based RHA Group. “But we have started getting in shipments this week and getting back to normal.” While Vietnam is the current source of rambutan, a spikyish red fruit that’s… Read more
8 March 2018
Women and ethnic minorities in north-western Vietnam are improving their farming practices and boosting their incomes thanks to an Australian aid project. A $2.3 million Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) project is addressing the need to reduce poverty and improve nutrition there through boosting vegetable production. Vàng Thị Hường is a mother of three… Read more
Childhood obesity is rapidly increasing in Vietnam with a new study revealing that 11.2% of youngsters aged six to 10 are overweight and 10.1% obese. Read more. Read more
9 October 2017
Vietnam is still gathering strength on rice production, taking pride as the biggest rice exporter in the world.  Hoang Ngoc Phong, deputy director of the Economic Development Consultancy Center, said the Mekong Delta makes up 18 percent of GDP with 90 percent of rice exports, 60 percent of seafood and 70 percent of fruit exports.  However, the delta now has to pay the penalty for… Read more
25 August 2017
The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) will continue accompanying Vietnam and supporting the country to implement underway programmes and projects, Assistant Director-General and FAO Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific Kundhavi Kadiresan has said. She made the affirmation at a meeting with Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Quoc… Read more
29 August 2017
Vietnam will reform rice production to gain sustainable development in the production and export of rice, according to Vietnam’s Rice Market Development Strategy from 2017 to 2020. According to the strategy for developing the country’s rice export market in the 2017–20 period with a vision to 2030, one of the goals is to gradually reduce the rice export volume but increase the value of… Read more
22 August 2017
CẦN THƠ – The Policy Partnership on Food Security (PPFS) meeting was held in Cần Thơ yesterday during the APEC Food Security Week to shape actions to ensure food security in the context of climate change and urbanisation. PPFS members updated the two-day meeting on outcomes of completed and ongoing activities for 2017, and discussed and approved the action… Read more
24 July 2017
The plan will determine which crops would be cultivated and on what scale based on annual weather and natural disaster predictions, said Nguyen Hong Son head of the Department of Cultivation under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. "The map will help authorities and farmers prepare appropriate production plans," he told a seminar in Can Tho Province last week. However, Son… Read more
4 August 2017
HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on Wednesday launched the Việt Nam National Action Plan for management of antibiotic use and control of antibiotic resistance in livestock production and aquaculture in the 2017-20 period. With financial support from the United States Agency for International Development, this plan was developed in collaboration… Read more
By Agence France-Presse9 August 2017
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/921465/rice-to-riches-vietnams-shrimp-farmers-fish-for-fortunes Read more
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