Farmers propose increasing support in restructuring agricultural economics

Farmers propose increasing support in restructuring agricultural economics

Several farmers proposed to borrow money as unsecured loans instead of secured loans and interest rate needs to be approved monthly instead of quarterly as currently at the dialogue with the Ho Chi Minh City government, themed ‘Policy to support the restructuring of agricultural economics: reality and solutions’, held by the People’s Council of HCMC in association with the Voice of HCMC’s People on November 30.
Food processing at a Korean company in Ho Chi Minh City. (Photo: SGGP)

Food processing industry attractive to FDI enterprises

According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Vietnam is among top agro-forestry-aquatic product and food exporters in the world with export turnover growth of around 8-10 percent annually but raw material export still accounts for a large proportion.
The price of Thai jackfruits in Mekong Delta provinces is unstable. (Photo: SGGP)

Agricultural authority warns of massive jackfruit cultivation

The departments of Agriculture and Rural Development of Mekong Delta provinces warned that farmers should be cautious about abandoning rice, sugarcane and other crops to massively shift to grow Thai variety jackfruit trees as the price of Thai jackfruit is usually volatile. 
The Vietnam – Australia Corporation is raising shrimps using high technologies in the southern province of Bac Lieu. Photo by Ham Luong

Agriculture applies science-technology for sustainable development

More than 70 percent of the Vietnamese population is working in the agricultural sector, yet they contribute only around 20 percent of the GDP. Therefore, to raise the revenue of this mass sector, beside taking full advantage of the integration process, new technologies must be applied more widely in the whole nation.

Flower growing in nethouses in the HCMC Biotechnology Center. Photo by Thanh Tri

HCMC welcomes advanced technologies in agriculture

Urbanization has gradually increased its pressure on agriculture land of Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) year by year. Yet thanks to the application of advanced technologies, especially biotechnology, into crop growing and harvesting, agricultural performance witnessed an impressive rise.