20 August 2020
The Politburo recently signed the promulgation of Conclusion No. 81-KL/TW on ensuring national food security until 2030. Accordingly, the Politburo has urged the Party Committees, Party organisations and authorities at all levels to pay attention to directing localities and units to improve agricultural land use efficiency and maintain 3.5 million hectares of rice land with annual rice output at… Read more
2 March 2020
Vietnam is working to develop a system of modern agricultural product supply centers to promote the consumption of farm produce, enhance food safety and hygiene, and improve the competitive edge of Vietnamese goods. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development aims to restructure the entire chain of production, procession, and distribution of agricultural products. The centers… Read more
By Pearly Neo17 March 2020
Thailand’s position as the largest exporter of rice from the South East Asian region is at risk as the country struggles to handle weather, economical and quality changes, whereas Vietnam looks to be going from strength to strength. Read more: Read more
By East Asia Forum29 September 2019
After profound advances in manufacturing and services, most observers now believe that Vietnam is well-positioned to meet its principal Vision 2035 goal of achieving upper middle-income status. But sustained agricultural gains are by no means assured and key agricultural officials recognize this. Read… Read more
13 September 2019
A range of free trade agreements (FTAs) offers new opportunities for Vietnamese pepper to affirm its top position in the world’s market, only when the product could enhance its internal competitiveness. Vietnamese pepper is continuing to hold the No. 1 position as accounting for 70% of the global export market share, but it is also facing a series of difficulties due to declining… Read more
12 September 2019
The recent signing of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), which is expected to take effect from early 2020, has opened the door wider for Vietnamese farm produce to make inroads into the more than 500-million people strong market. According to Chairman of the Vietnam Pepper Association Nguyen Nam Hai, Vietnam exports about 40,000 tonnes of pepper to the EU each year, meeting 53 percent… Read more
14 August 2019
In the era of Industry 4.0, Vietnam has joined the global common development trend in applying the science and technology advances to all stages of the agricultural production process to improve productivity and product quality, towards an effective and sustainable agriculture. Initial results Surveying several hi-tech agricultural models in Moc Chau district, Son La province, the head of the… Read more
25 July 2019
When many people envision food security in Vietnam, they think of rice. More than seven million tons of it are harvested each year, making Vietnam the third-largest exporter of the crop. What isn’t exported feeds the Vietnamese population; rice provides 65 percent of people’s daily calories on average, making it a vital piece of both food and financial security. However, many of… Read more
20 July 2019
Obesity is rising fast in Southeast Asia, putting a strain on healthcare systems and government budgets, particularly in countries like Malaysia and Indonesia, according to research from Fitch Solutions Macro Research. Vietnam had the biggest increase in the number of obese people -- those with a body mass index above 25 -- in the five years through 2014, at 38 percent, followed by Indonesia… Read more
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