16-03-2011 09:02 AM
Vietnam, Israel boost cooperation in agriculture
A seminar was held in Hanoi on March 15 to boost economic, trade and investment cooperation between Vietnam and Israel...
14-03-2011 08:40 AM
Farmers employ organic methods
Local farmers in Thua Thien- Hue Province have found a way to grow commercial vegetables free from chemicals thanks to a Japanese agricultural project...
13-03-2011 09:49 AM
Vietnam freshwater shortage by 2050
Around 8.4 million Vietnamese people will be short of safe water by 2050, according to the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) warning.
05-03-2011 10:42 AM
FAO helps Vietnam with forest management
The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has offered US$2.7 million over a period of three years...
03-03-2011 09:24 AM
Illegal logging on the rise in parks
Illegal logging and other forestry violations are on the rise and the operations of criminals are becoming more complex...
27-02-2011 11:01 AM
Rare turtle hunted to brink of extinction
Hunting the highly endangered Annam pond turtle has become popular in the central province of Binh Dinh...
21-02-2011 09:24 AM
Vietnam helps Laos develop agriculture
Vietnam will assist Laos in developing a development strategic plan for its agricultural sector, rural areas and farmers.
21-02-2011 09:23 AM
Cows at risk by grazing on waste
Cows are being discouraged to graze on rubbish dumps in a number of provinces, because of the health risks involved.
20-02-2011 10:19 AM
Vietnam helps Laos develop agri strategy
The Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has submitted the project to help develop Lao agriculture...
17-02-2011 07:32 AM
Vietnam imports $160m of cattle feed
Vietnam spent nearly US$160 million importing cattle feed in the first month of the year,...
14-02-2011 07:30 AM
Rubber exports stretch to $250m
Viet Nam exported 70,000 tonnes of rubber in January, worth US$250 million, a year-on-year increase of 30 per cent...
13-02-2011 07:35 AM
Vietnam fruit exporters to enjoy a takeoff
With quality improvement, Vietnam’s exports of dragon fruit have increased dramatically, especially to the US market.
10-02-2011 08:50 AM
Seafood exports hit $320m in January
The country’s seafood exports topped US$320 million in January, up 2.3 per cent year-on-year...
10-02-2011 08:49 AM
Vietnam imports US$160m in feed
Vietnam spent nearly US$160 million importing cattle feed in the first month of the year, replicating 2010’s figures, announced the Ministry of ...
08-02-2011 08:58 AM
Foreign entrepreneur farmers in Vietnam
They claim a strong attachment to this region and consider themselves as Vietnamese farmers and clearly seem very dedicated to their work.
01-02-2011 08:31 AM
Cold spell farmers to receive livestock subsidies
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MoRAD) has asked the Government to subsidise people whose buffaloes had suffered from the extreme c...
31-01-2011 06:21 AM
More livestock die in severe cold spells
Prolonged cold spells in the northern and central regions have killed nearly 38,000 heads of livestock, mainly buffaloes and cows, in 20 cities and pr...
28-01-2011 06:22 AM
Viet Nam sends flower seeds to space
Viet Nam successfully sent flower seeds to space for scientific research.
22-01-2011 08:45 AM
Vietnam's catfish industry looks to higher quality
The ministry held a meeting in Can Tho City on January 18 to review tra fish production and consumption in 2010 and make plans for 2011.
21-01-2011 07:32 AM
Agricultural exports tipped to rise this year
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has forecast upbeat exports of several of the country’s key agricultural products in 2011, fol...
20-01-2011 08:35 AM
10,000 cattle die from cold weather
Thousands of cattle recently turned up dead in various Vietnamese provinces, reportedly due to the long cold spell that has hit the area in recent wee...
17-01-2011 06:19 AM
Over 9,200 cattle die from northern cold spell
The extremely cold weather affecting the northern region has caused 9,200 cattle to die...
17-01-2011 06:08 AM
Promoting agriculture boosts development
The national promotion of agriculture and agriculutral extension programmes would be most effective measure to help develop farming and rural areas...
15-01-2011 09:38 AM
Milk prices rise as farmers offered more
Higher prices being offered for milk by middlemen since the beginning of the year is good news for dairy farmers...
12-01-2011 08:31 AM
Vietnam to reduce rice exports this year
The Viet Nam Food Association (VFA) has estimated that the country would export a total of 6 million tonnes of rice this year, 750,000 tonnes less tha...
04-01-2011 10:41 AM
Vietnam plans to export 6m tons rice for 2011
Vietnam will export at least 6 million tons rice for 2011, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
29-12-2010 06:40 AM
Ministry predicts greater rise in sugar prices
The price of sugar would continue to increase in the run up to Tet and through the first quarter of 2011 due to an expected sugar shortage, said the M...
29-12-2010 06:29 AM
Vietnam Rice Export Scales New Heights
Vietnam has this year exported 6.88 million tons of rice worth a record of US$3.2 billion...
27-12-2010 11:47 AM
Agricultural product exports top US$19.15bn
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development announced exports of agricultural, forest, and aquatic products reached a record of US$19.15 billion...
27-12-2010 11:38 AM
Vietnam's rice exports earn US$3.23 billion
Vietnam’s rice exports have hit a record high in volume and value this year, totaling 6.88 million tonnes...
21-12-2010 10:06 AM
Farms face downturn in Mekong Delta
In just seven years, the once booming farm economy along the Mekong Delta is proving unsustainable.
18-12-2010 14:47 PM
More extreme weather on the way
Vietnam — Extreme weather is a part of everyday life in Vietnam.
18-12-2010 09:59 AM
Fish farmers earn big bucks with exporters
While most fish farmers in the Mekong Delta are anxious about World Wildlife Fund putting Vietnam’s tra fish on "Don’t buy" list...
14-12-2010 12:00 PM
Tunisia and Vietnam pledge to boost trade
Tunisia and Vietnam, on Monday, agreed to boost trade to reach a bilateral trade value of US$150-250 million by 2015, the Vietnam news agency said.
14-12-2010 07:50 AM
Rural clean water project brings real benefits
More than 20,000 households in the central and Mekong Delta regions have benefited from a clean water and sanitation project implemented by East Meets...
12-12-2010 13:17 PM
Gov’t seeks investment in northern mountains
Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong has offered stimuli for investors interested in the northern midland and mountainous region, which he said is ...
09-12-2010 06:14 AM
Sugar cane growers see high yields
Nearly 800,000 tonnes of sugarcane have been processed into around 55,000 tonnes of white sugar by 15 mills in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta and south-e...
08-12-2010 09:08 AM
Rice exports to hit record $3.1 billion
Local rice exporters need to be careful in signing new contracts for next year even as Viet Nam gets set to exceed annual targets and attain a record ...
07-12-2010 08:45 AM
Sugar imports to total 250,000 tonnes
Viet Nam will import about 250,000 tonnes of sugar next year, forecasts the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
04-12-2010 12:03 PM
Seafood producers oppose move urging shoppers to avoid trafish
The Viet Nam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) has objected to the World Wide Fund’s decision to transfer tra catfish to th...
04-12-2010 12:02 PM
North warned to raise alert over bird flu threat
Northern agricultural officials have been warned to prepare for the deadly bird flu virus that usually arrives between now and Tet, the lunar New Year...
02-12-2010 08:39 AM
Poultry, cattle diseases hit many provinces
Bird flu and blue-ear pig disease have spread to many provinces.
02-12-2010 08:34 AM
Agro-forestry-seafood and steel exports rise sharply
The agro-forestry-seafood sector earned US$1.75 billion from exports in November, raising its total export turnover for the first 11 months of this ye...
28-11-2010 18:33 PM
Bird flu discovered in flood hit central provinces
Bird flu H5N1 virus was discovered in northern provinces of Nghe An and Ha Tinh that were affected by floods this month, said health officials on Frid...
28-11-2010 18:08 PM
UAE, Vietnam discuss trade cooperation
Visiting UAE Economy Minister Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri and Vietnamese Investment and Planning Minister Vo Hong Phuc held talks to boost bilateral ...
28-11-2010 09:06 AM
Green production and trade to increase incomes for the rural poor
About 4,800 poor farming households in Vietnam’s northern provinces of Thanh Hoa, Hoa Binh, Nghe An, and Phu Tho will receive aid worth more tha...