Vietnam

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.
Food Safety Risk Management in Vietnam: Challenges and Opportunities, launched on 27 Mar 2017, includes an urgent call for better management of food safety issues in Vietnam and more effective communications to raise public awareness of food safety issues. The report found that the primary cause of food-borne illness in Vietnam comes from bacterial rather than chemical contamination and that both kinds of contamination can be prevented by effecting higher levels of food hygiene throughout… Read more.
HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development plans to promote activities under the Partnership for Sustainable Agriculture in Việt Nam (PSAV), aiming at a sustainable and comprehensive agricultural value chain. This was confirmed by Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) Nguyễn Xuân Cường during a conversation with a Vietnam News Agency reporter on a co-operation programme between the ministry and the World Economic Forum… Read more.
VGP - Viet Nam is ready to provide rice for Brunei in a long-term and stable manner to help the latter ensure food security, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc told a Brunei official. He made the remark on February 27 while receiving Brunei's Second Minister of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Lim Jock Seng, who is in Ha Noi to attend the first meeting of the countries' committee for bilateral cooperation. Highlighting the sound development of the bilateral friendship and… Read more.