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 massive exploitation and poor development plans. Vietnam is still gathering strength on rice… Read more
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 Doanh in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on August 24 on the sidelines of the 2017 APEC Food Security… Read more
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 exported rice. Specifically, the annual rice export volume is expected to reach about 4.5-5 million… Read more
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 plans to implement the APEC Framework for Multi-Year APEC Programme on Food Security and Climate… Read more
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 cautioned that the plan cannot cover the entire region, just the large sub-regions of the Dong Thap… Read more
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 with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) to guide the actions of the… Read more Read more
Of the VND4 trillion worth of investments in high-tech agriculture, Vingroup has poured VND300 billion into VinEco Ha Nam in accordance with a closed model, from seedlings, production and harvesting to preservation and processing under advanced technologies from Israel, the Netherlands and Japan. Vinamilk, the nation’s leading dairy producer, having realized high demand for organic products, has decided to spend VND200 billion to develop a European standard milk cow farm in Lam Dong… Read more
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - Upgrading rice value chains to make them more sustainable involves identifying new markets for the byproducts that are generated along the way. Technological upgrading in rice farming, for example, can bring in new challenges. While mechanized rice harvesting eliminates the back-breaking work of traditional harvesting, accomplishing it in a shorter time leaves even more straw to dispose of. Instead of burning the straw, developing a value chain for the straw itself… Read more
In a period of seven months from April to October 2017, 22 farmer groups consisting of 660 directly trained farmers (and 2,640 indirectly trained farmers who benefit from the farmer to farmer training) and three retailer groups of at least 60 agricultural retailers will be trained in Dong Thap, Hau Giang and Kien Giang provinces during the Viet Nam’s Summer-Autumn Season. The trainings consist of capacity building for farmers in rice farming according to ecology systems and… Read more
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