(Photo:Thanh Tri)

Main farm produce account for 66 percent of total agricultural production

According to the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Ho Chi Minh City, the group of major agricultural products accounted for 66 percent of the total value of agricultural production, equivalent to over VND 13,800 billion (nearly US$ 598 million) in 2019.
Producing handicrafts for export in Hoc Mon District in Ho Chi Minh City. (Photo: SGGP)

Export turnover might reach target this year

According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, up to now, export turnover has hit US$264 billion, a short of $4 billion to achieve the export target set for this year. However, the ministry said that the country will meet that goal when the year 2019 ends.
Farmers enjoy bumper pumpkin harvest but low price

Farmers enjoy bumper pumpkin harvest but low price

This year, thanks to favorable weather, farmers in Tan Duc Hamlet, Binh Chau Commune in Binh Son District of Quang Ngai Province have been enjoying a bumper crop of pumpkins but the price of pumpkins has dropped drastically to merely VND4,000-VND5,000 per kilogram.
Poor farmers have been capitalized with US$151,443 in the first nine months of the year, (Photo: SGGP)

Nearly 2,000 poor farmers capitalized in first nine months

Nearly 2,000 poor farmers were provided with US$151,443 in the first nine months of the year, according to reports at the celebration of the 89th founding anniversary of the Vietnam Farmer Association.
Vietnamese firms promote exports to potential markets

Vietnamese firms promote exports to potential markets

According to chairwoman of the Food and Foodstuff Association of Ho Chi Minh City Ly Kim Chi, in the first eight months of this year, although exports of agro-forestry-aquatic products managed to maintain rising trend, growth was not so high, estimating at US$26.58 billion, an increase of 1.6 percent over the same period last year.
Honeydew melons for export are grown in Cu Chi District in Ho Chi Minh City. (Photo: SGGP)

Export of agricultural products shows signs of slowdown

In the first five months of this year, agro-forestry-aquatic exports of Vietnam have showed sign of slowdown with key products including rice, black pepper, cashew nuts, cassava, fruits and seafood seeing a slump in export turnover whereas agro-forestry-aquatic exports hit a record of above US$40 billion last year.
Taiwanese market has great demand for processed farm products. (Photo: SGGP)

Vietnam promotes export to Taiwan

In order to meet demand of local people and tourists, Taiwan (China) has to import a large amount of agricultural products and processed foods from other countries every year; these items are strengths of Vietnam.