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World News: Vietnam
Vietnam | 2 July 2015
World Bank supports agriculture, education reforms in Vietnam

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved $315 million in two credits for Vietnam to support the government’s agriculture restructuring plan and help with the revision of a new education ...


Vietnam | 19 March 2015
Vietnam approves commercial GMO crops

Vietnamese farmers nationwide are now able to plant three varieties of genetically-modified (GM) corn from the Swiss firm Syngenta, according to a new government's rule announced Wednesday. The thr...


Vietnam | 8 December 2014
Australia's FTA with China has Vietnamese cattle importers nervous

It's been a record year for live cattle exports to Vietnam, but importers are anxious about the recent Free Trade Agreement between Australia and China and the impact it could have on future supply. ...


Vietnam | 15 August 2014
Vietnam detects first A/H5N6 virus in poultries

Vietnam has detected the A/H5N6 virus in poultries for the first time in the country, according to the Department of Veterinary under Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on Thursday. The ...


Vietnam | 4 August 2014
Satellite technology to be applied in agriculture sector

Viet Nam plans to use remote sensing technology to boost production of key crops, deputy minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Quoc Doanh said at a conference last week. Remote sensing, ...


Vietnam | 1 May 2014
Vietnam requires dairy firms to set annual price caps

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung approved a Finance Ministry plan, Tuesday, designed to impose one-year price caps on children's dairy products, after researchers reported the major firms had implemente...


Vietnam | 12 March 2014
Record growth in live cattle exports to Vietnam

Meat and Livestock Australia's (MLA) prediction that live cattle exports to Vietnam would decline this year is proving to be way off the mark. In its annual projections released in January, MLA sai...


Vietnam | 22 January 2014
Average Welsh farm business income drops 30%

The average farm business income in Wales fell by 30% to £28,400 last year, latest figures show. Dairy farms' income was £45,100, while that for cattle and sheep farms was £22,900 in less favoured ...


Vietnam | 21 January 2014
Record cattle exports to Vietnam in 2013

Record numbers of cattle were exported to Vietnam last year, making it the second biggest customer for northern Australia's live cattle trade. The market took over 68,000 head of Australian cattle,...


Vietnam | 17 January 2014
Against the grain: Rice farming in Vietnam

The prospect from Sam mountain, a rocky outcrop in southern Vietnam’s Mekong delta, is timeless. Paddy fields shine emerald. Irrigation canals reflect the sunlight like mirrors. Three times a year...


Vietnam | 29 December 2013
Vietnamese rice farmers abandon their fields

Rice may be a staple in the Vietnamese diet, but the country may face a shortage of the crop as struggling farmers leave their jobs. Some farmers, such as those in the Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, have ...


Vietnam | 16 September 2013
Vietnam farmers face fight as rice exports drop

Rice exports for September is estimated at about 650,000 metric tons, bringing the third quarter's total to 1.84 million metric tons, 230,000 metric tons less than planned. A Viet Nam Food Associat...


Vietnam | 16 September 2013
Rice farming model required to reform

The opinion was voiced by Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh at a seminar in HCM City yesterday (Sept 12) on adding value to the country's rice exports. Anh said in recent years bi...


Vietnam | 12 September 2013
Vietnam's rice output faces slide on crop switch

Rice production in Vietnam is poised to drop next year for the first time in more than a decade as the second-largest shipper promotes other crops, lessening competition in the global export market. ...


Vietnam | 21 August 2013
Vietnam considers cutting rice farming area down

A report of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) showed that farmers in six provinces of the Red River Delta and central region, 1,000 hectares of rice fields have been left uncult...


Vietnam | 6 August 2013
The dramatic rise of Vietnamese agriculture

A good model of success in Southeast Asia is Vietnam. Why? Because it has recovered quickly from the 20-year war that ended in 1975. It is one of the Asian stars in rapid poverty reduction. Vietnam...


Vietnam | 30 July 2013
Vietnamese farmers disillusioned with agriculture

Farmers in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang eagerly wait for the sun to shine so that they can dry their stockpiled rice, making use of any space including churchyards, though in many cases the...


Vietnam | 3 June 2013
Vietnamese farmers' profits jump after switching to corn

Switching from low-yield rice to corn has brought higher incomes for farmers in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang, according to officials. Over the past two years, many farmers in An Giang pro...


Vietnam | 24 May 2013
Shrimp farms remain empty although prices have fuelled up

Farmers have been unwilling to resume shrimp farming in the Mekong Delta despite recent growing demand from overseas markets and a local shortage, both of which together are said to have pushed prices...


Vietnam | 13 May 2013
Rescue agriculture production or estate market?

The real estate market has been hibernating for a long time, which has pushed a lot of real estate developers against the wall. Meanwhile, the agriculture production is also facing big difficulties wi...


Vietnam | 8 May 2013
Japan aid continues for agriculture, rural development

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Japan has supported Vietnam’s agriculture industry with more than 25 technical projects; non-refundable and emergency aid upto US$120 mi...


Vietnam | 26 April 2013
Vietnam’s rice cheap, but still selling slowly

Vietnamese rice exporters had delivered 1.45 million tons out of the total 3.57 million tons of exports by the end of the first quarter of the year, according to the Vietnam Food Association (VFA). Ho...


Vietnam | 24 April 2013
Tech-savvy Vietnam coffee farmers brew global takeover

Most Vietnamese coffee farmers have never heard of a double tall skinny latte, but they could tell you the price of the beans that go into one in their sleep. From high-tech Israeli irrigation syst...


Vietnam | 1 April 2013
Hanoi destroys tons of smuggled chickens

All of the smuggled chicken and chicken organs were transported from China, via the land border. The competent agencies say that a large proportion of samples of smuggled chicken and chicken organs...


Vietnam | 6 March 2013
Vietnam put on high alert to bird flu outbreaks

Vietnam is facing a high risk of bird flu outbreaks due to unfavorable weather conditions which reduce the animals' resistance according to the Animal Health Department under the Ministry of Agricultu...


Vietnam | 29 January 2013
Vietnamese rice resumes exports to Japan

Two Vietnamese rice exporters have recently managed to ship their product to Japan again after the East Asian country ceased imports five years ago. The Mekong Delta-based An Giang Import Export Co...


Vietnam | 6 November 2012
Wild elephants ravage crops in Dak Nong

Two wild elephants looking for food in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong have destroyed crops and worried local residents, authorities reported. The elephants have allegedly crossed the D...


Vietnam | 5 October 2012
Vietnam develops vaccine for toxic bird flu virus

Pham Van Dong, head of the Department of Animal Health, said that health officials tested the newly developed vaccine on a flock of chickens and the test results were positive. In future, they will...


Vietnam | 11 September 2012
New bird flu strain develops unexpectedly in Vietnam

A new bird flu strain is developing unexpectedly in Vietnam and causing great concern to the government and public. According to the National Animal Health Diagnosis Center, the new strain of bird ...


Vietnam | 7 September 2012
High alert for deadly bird flu virus

Bird flu has hit many provinces and cities and is spreading far and wide, according to the Ministry of Health. As of August 23, four cases of A/H5N1 infection had been recorded with two deaths in V...