08-04-2012 09:49 AM
Fisheries fear of becoming insolvent
Due to the lack of capital, seafood companies buy fish from farmers under the mode of deferred payment, which means that they try to use farmers&rsquo...
29-03-2012 08:50 AM
Businesses get into debt, farmers suffer
The name that has been mentioned in most of the discussions recently is Bianfishco, a seafood company in Can Tho province. Bianfishco has become famou...
28-03-2012 08:02 AM
Agricultural exports to reach $6b
Agricultural exports are forecast to reach nearly US$5.9 billion in the first quarter of this year.
26-03-2012 09:47 AM
Buyers sought for 7.3m tonnes of rice
Viet Nam has sufficient supplies to export 7.3 million tonnes of rice in 2012, officials said at a meeting held in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta provinc...
14-03-2012 09:43 AM
Bad weather increases risk of bird flu outbreak
In the past three weeks, the virus had been detected amongst poultry flocks in northern Bac Ninh, Nam Dinh and Quang Ninh provinces, he said.
07-03-2012 07:55 AM
Agriculture spearheads growth
Agricultural restructuring is essential to Viet Nam’s economic and social development, a conference heard yesterday.
28-02-2012 07:56 AM
Vietnam to stockpile rice to halt price slide
Vietnam, the world’s second-largest rice exporter, will buy up and stockpile one million tons of rice from the winter-spring crop to help boost ...
20-02-2012 08:00 AM
Coconut growers switch crops
Coconut farmers in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta, especially in Ben Tre Province, are facing difficulties because the price of coconuts has declined sha...
20-02-2012 07:50 AM
Vietnam experiments with avian flu vaccine
The production of vaccines against avian flu in humans stands out among the emergency measures taken in Vietnam to face a recent nationwide outbreak o...
20-02-2012 07:49 AM
Bird flu still a menace in Asia
Thought bird flu was gone? Recent human deaths in Asia and Egypt are a reminder that the H5N1 virus is still alive and dangerous...
14-02-2012 08:23 AM
Ministry inspects regional bird flu prevention
Seven groups from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development are inspecting bird flu prevention and control in 48 cities and provinces as the d...
13-02-2012 07:38 AM
New bird flu strain poses serious threat
The ministries of Agriculture and Rural Development and Health have warned of a possible large-scale outbreak of bird flu in the near future.
03-02-2012 08:48 AM
Vietnam cuts reserve levels to lift loans
Vietnam’s central bank on Friday cut the compulsory reserves level for banks with large agriculture lending to one-fifth the regular rate from F...
02-02-2012 07:22 AM
Vietnam reports 2nd bird flu death
A Vietnamese official on Thursday confirmed the country’s second human death from bird flu in less than a month, after it went nearly two years ...
31-01-2012 07:25 AM
Vietnam exports continue to be stable
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has forecast stable export prospects for agricultural products in 2012.
30-01-2012 09:07 AM
Vietnam set to be largest seafood exporter
Although exports of aqua-products faced many difficulties in 2011, export revenues touched US $6.1 billion, ranking Vietnam at fourth place in aqua-ex...
30-01-2012 09:05 AM
President prays for good crop at festival
President Truong Tan Sang and senior Government officials attended the annual Tich Dien Mua Xuan (Spring Ploughing) Festival to pray for bumper crops ...
20-01-2012 07:31 AM
Profits fail to bloom for flower farmers
Farmers in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta have managed a good supply of flower and ornamental trees for the upcoming Tet (Lunar New Year) festival despit...
19-01-2012 08:50 AM
Vietnam reports 1st bird flu death
Vietnam has recorded its first human bird flu death in nearly two years, and although the victim worked at a duck farm the H5N1 virus has yet to be fo...
03-01-2012 15:21 PM
Coffee exports may drop to 1.1m tons
Coffee exports from Vietnam, the world’s largest shipper of robusta beans, may slow in 2012 compared with estimates for 2011, according to an ag...
19-12-2011 09:18 AM
Crocodile farmers face losses
Crocodile farmers in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta provinces of Kien Giang and Ca Mau are facing financial losses as disease outbreaks and a weak market...
13-12-2011 09:09 AM
Vietnam to ship 300k tons of rice to Malaysia
Vinafood2, a major rice exporter of Vietnam, has secured a contract to ship 300,000 tons of 5% broken rice to Malaysia...
08-12-2011 09:33 AM
Mekong Delta farmers reap bumper crop
Farmers in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta are harvesting a bumper autumn-winter rice crop of 3.3 million tonnes, or 930,000 tonnes higher than last year,...
30-11-2011 08:54 AM
Coast region urged to ensure green farming
There is a huge potential for agricultural development in Viet Nam’s coastal provinces and islands, but the challenge is to achieve it in a sust...
28-11-2011 09:53 AM
Cocoa growers meet standards
Cocoa products grown in the southern province of Tien Giang have been certified by UTZ Kapeh Viet Nam for meeting international-quality standards.
26-09-2011 09:00 AM
Animal waste growing threat
Reports from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Livestock Breeding Department showed that rapid growth in the livestock populat...
05-09-2011 09:02 AM
Farming imports up 23 percent
Viet Nam saw a year-on-year increase of 22.6 per cent to US$10.4 billion in the first eight months of this year in imports of material for production ...
03-09-2011 09:23 AM
New bird flu virus mutation threatens Vietnam
More hygienic practices have been urged for poultry farmers, traders and slaughterers in Vietnam after the United Nations warned against a mutant stra...
29-08-2011 08:08 AM
Seafood farms face growing problems
Aquaculture has flourished in the central region in recent years, but is now encountering several problems, including a shortage of baby shrimp for br...
26-08-2011 09:08 AM
Australian cattle depart for Vietnam
A shipment of Northern Territory cattle leaving Darwin for Vietnam today will be slaughtered under the same conditions imposed on Australian cattle in...
25-08-2011 09:09 AM
Live exports on way to Vietnam
A shipment of live cattle which will leave Darwin for Vietnam tomorrow has been welcomed as an important step towards further market diversification f...
19-08-2011 09:08 AM
Cocoa farmers set to boost cultivation
Cocoa farmers in Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Ben Tre and Dong Nai provinces will be able to apply best agricultural practices and improve the quality of cocoa be...
19-08-2011 09:03 AM
Vietnam may free rice stockpiles to cool prices
Vietnam, the world’s second-largest rice exporter, may release grain held in government stockpiles to cool the local market after a surge in exp...
15-08-2011 09:53 AM
Vietnam lifts eight-year ban on Canada cattle
Vietnam has lifted its eight-year-old ban on Canadian live breeding cattle, sheep and goats, becoming the first Asian country to do so since a 2003...
16-07-2011 08:54 AM
Dairy consumption boom down to rising GDP
Milk consumption is rapidly growing in Viet Nam and will reach roughly 2 billion litres by 2013, a significant increase from 580 million litres in 200...
05-07-2011 09:05 AM
Mekong post-harvest rice losses hit $635m
The post-harvest loss of rice in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta remains high, at 13.7 per cent, or US$635 million for the year...
29-06-2011 09:02 AM
Vietnam delta switches to large-field farming
Many provinces in the Mekong Delta have set the model of large paddy fields for the summer-fall crop, after the model proved better profit than indivi...
13-06-2011 10:25 AM
Vietnam's rice exports to reach 7.4m tonnes
he Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has forecast that the country’s rice exports could reach 7.1 to 7.4 million tonnes this year, V...
27-05-2011 08:29 AM
Vietnam halts bird flu vaccine
The Vietnamese government said it had halted the nationwide vaccination of poultry against bird flu, saying a new type of the H5N1 virus had rendered ...
20-05-2011 08:18 AM
EU Vietnam cooperation in plant protection
The European Union (EU) mission in Vietnam and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on ...
10-05-2011 08:26 AM
Investment in agriculture to be reduced
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has decided to adjust the allocation of public investment into the agriculture sector in 2011...
09-05-2011 08:16 AM
Expansion of good farming practices urged
Application of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) in agricultural production to promote quality and safety is expected to help Vietnamese farm produce ...
28-04-2011 06:47 AM
Indonesia, Vietnam find more H5N1 in poultry
Indonesia and Vietnam reported fresh H5N1 avian influenza outbreaks yesterday...
22-04-2011 09:22 AM
Eliminating H5N1 takes 10 years
Vietnam and other six countries can only expel H5N1 avian influenza within the next 10 years...
14-04-2011 09:26 AM
Vietnam's rubber exports to hit $3bn
Vietnam expects to make over US$3 billion from rubber exports in 2011, because of rising global demand.
14-04-2011 09:12 AM
Sugar quotas keep refineries on tenterhooks
The announcement about the sugar imports in 2011 has surprised many people.
13-04-2011 09:00 AM
Farmer training helps reduce poverty
Nguyen Van Chieu serves green tea to his guests. Its scent is intense as the leaves are fresh – Chieu picked them himself from the field behind his ho...
04-04-2011 08:54 AM
Imports of agricultural materials down
Agricultural materials and other products worth US$3.3 billion were imported in the first quarter of the year, down nearly six per cent...
21-03-2011 08:40 AM
Free range poultry a threat of avian flu
Free range poultry is a threat to the transmission of avian influenza...
21-03-2011 08:29 AM
PM approves US$25 million for flu prevention
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung approved of an increase of US$25 million funding for the project "Prevention of avian flu, human flu and pandemic ...