Vietnam

25 July 2018
 In 2018, the production value of Vietnam's animal husbandry industry is projected to increase by 3.8%-4% over 2017. These are the specific objectives which lie within the control of the sector. However, given the proceedings in the opening months of the year, many economists have stated that if the supply-demand problem is not resolved, the goal of moving towards an intensive production… Read more
3 May 2018
Rambutan is the third Vietnamese fruit after mango and dragon fruit to be exported to New Zealand. Việt Nam is also the first country to be licensed to export fresh rambutan to New Zealand. Entry to a demanding market such as New Zealand will provide Việt Nam the opportunity to tap other strict markets in the world. Hoàng Trung, Director of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural… Read more
23 June 2018
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, in partnership with New Zealand, will help Vietnamese smallholder farmers improve the safety of their products such as poultry, fruits, and vegetables, thus unlocking new market opportunities, increasing income, and contributing to better food security.  Read more.  Read more
17 July 2018
HANOI, June 16 (Xinhua) -- Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has issued a National Action Program on Zero Hunger, aiming to ensure enough food and nutrition for all Vietnamese. Read more
19 July 2018
HÀ NỘI — Malnutrition rates among mothers and children improved remarkably in the northern provinces of Lào Cai, Lai Châu, and Hà Giang through a poverty reduction project, which ended in June 2018. The 32-month project, “Scaling up small-scale food processing for therapeutic and complementary foods for children in Việt Nam,” was implemented by the National Institute of Nutrition… Read more
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
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