The farmer is harvesting dragon fruits  (Photo: SGGP)

Vietnam optimizes dragon fruit exports

Confirming information about China’s plan to expand dragon fruit growing area to 30,000 hectares by 2020, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong yesterday said that Vietnam is not too concerned about that.
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong directly inspects the consumption of lychees

Farmers of lychees earn VND 3,411 billion this crop

Despite the harvest season with plentiful of lychees, the fruit has been sold at high prices, up to VND 32,000-35,000 per kg  and second-class lychees price was cheaper at VND 12,000-17,000 per kg, the northern Bac Giang People's Committee reported.

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) Nguyen Xuan Cuong

Minister slams slow pace of agriculture investment

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) Nguyen Xuan Cuong said yesterday efforts to attract investment in agriculture were not yielding sufficient fruit, urging authorities to focus on unbuckling bottlenecks to ease investment.