Crop switching on rice growing land brings higher economic efficiency. (Photo: SGGP)

Winter-spring rice farming areas expected to reduce to avoid saltwater intrusion

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development held a conference to review the production of the autumn-winter rice crop and the seasonal rice crop of 2019 and deploy cultivation plan for the upcoming winter-spring rice crop in provinces in the Southeast region and the Mekong Delta on October 11 in Tien Giang Province.
Processing shrimps for export in the Mekong Delta. (Photo: SGGP)

Seafood export rushes to achieve target

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development set seafood export target at US$10 billion for this year, but after the first eight months of this year, seafood exports merely reached $5.4 billion, down 2.6 percent over the same period last year. Therefore, from now until the end of this year, authorities and enterprises must promote seafood export in order to achieve the target.
Workers process shrimps for export at a seafood company. (Photo: SGGP)

Agricultural sector discusses solutions to prevent commercial frauds

The Ministry of Industry and Trade on August 21 collaborated with the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City to hold a conference on ‘The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA): Important commitments in agriculture and remarkable issues’ with attendance of the Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong and Permanent Deputy Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Tran Luu Quang.
Dragon fruits are prepared to be exported to the US. (Photo: SGGP)

Export of fruits faces several technical barriers

Exports of fruits have continuously grown, reaching US$3.8 billion in 2018 and aiming at $4.5 billion by 2020. According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), vegetables in general and fruits in particular have a great potential for export because global demand for vegetables and fruits is extremely high. However, import countries have set up several technical barriers about food safety, forcing exporters to comply with.
Farmers collect shrimps in the Mekong Delta. (Photo: SGGP)

Export of aquatic products strives for $10 billion target

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, export has faced difficulties since the beginning of this year, of which agro-forestry-aquatic export turnover reached US$5.5 billion in the first two months of this year, a decrease of 1.6 percent compared to the same period last year.
Ministry seeks ways to resolve difficulties in export

Ministry seeks ways to resolve difficulties in export

The Agro Processing and Market Development Authority under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on March 1 held a meeting to announce information and the status of the country’s agro market in Hanoi.
Ninh Thuan’s new grape variety approved for cultivation

Ninh Thuan’s new grape variety approved for cultivation

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s plant cultivation department has recognized Ninh Thuan province’s NH01-152 as a new grape variety and allowed the province to grow it on a trial basis before beginning commercial cultivation.

Vietnam self-produces foot–mouth vaccine

Vietnam self-produces foot–mouth vaccine

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development yesterday announced foot-mouth vaccine type 0 and transferred virus LMLM type A for commercial vaccine manufacturing.

Vietnam not to build more sugarcane plant

Vietnam not to build more sugarcane plant

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development approved the sugarcane plan by signing a decision No. 1369/QD-BNN-CBTTNS to re-structure the sugarcane sector by 2020 with the vision to 2030 yesterday, affirming Vietnam will not build more new sugarcane plants.