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 (Source: VNA)

Vietnam works hard to respond to EC’s warning of IUU fishing

Vietnam has been active in implementing nine recommendations related to the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing of the European Commission (EC) to ensure responsible and sustainable fisheries, said Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) Nguyen Xuan Cuong.

Organic vegetable production meeting European and American standards at Organica Farm in Long Thanh district, Dong Nai province (Photo: SGGP)

Minister proposes VND9 trillion assistance for agricultural restructuring

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong proposed the Prime Minister to supplement an aid of VND9 trillion ($397 million) for agricultural restructuring and natural disaster recovery at an online conference presided over by the PM in Hanoi this morning.

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.
143 trees will be chopped down in Ton Duc Thang street, HCMC for building of Thu Thiem 2 bridge

HCMC to chop down 143 trees in Ton Duc Thang street

Ho Chi Minh City will chop down 143 trees and remove 115 trees in Ton Duc Thang street, District 1 for construction of Thu Thiem 2 bridge, announced director of the Department of Transport Nguyen Xuan Cuong on Tuesday.
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Aquatic animals reduce by 1.5 percent due to polluted sea

Answering the questions of National Assembly deputies on exploitation and protection of fisheries, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong said that total products of aquatic in 2016 reached 6.7 million tons.
City furthers hi-tech agriculture, targeting higher production value

City furthers hi-tech agriculture, targeting higher production value

Although agriculture contributes to less than 1 percent of HCMC’s gross regional domestic product (GRDP), the city has affirmed to continue focusing on developing the field and boosting hi-tech application in production, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong said at a recent conference.
Only 1% of firms invest in agriculture: minister

Only 1% of firms invest in agriculture: minister

Only one percent of total enterprises in Vietnam have invested in agriculture, and 55 percent of these are small scale, capitalized at under VND5 billion, said Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong.