Agriculture and fishing

Organic farming key to healthy value chains

Organic production can help Vietnam deal with the skyrocketing prices of food, fuels and fertilisers caused by the recent turbulence in different parts of the world, according to Danish Ambassador to Vietnam Nicolai Prytz.A shift to sustainable farming such as organic is a solution that ...

Agricultural sector aims to raise organic fertilizer proportion to 25% in 2025

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has set a target of raising the proportion of organic fertilizer products authorised for circulation to 25% in 2025. It also planned to increase the amount of qualified production by 1.25 times, equivalent to 5 million tonnes ...

Action plan to promote green growth in agriculture

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has approved an action plan to implement the National Strategy on Green Growth from 2021-2030. The plan aims to specify goals, tasks and solutions to realise the strategy and the national action plan for green growth.Keep reading ...

Low-carbon rice production helps Việt Nam meet emission target

Moving to low-carbon rice production offers the highest potential for Việt Nam to meet its goal of cutting methane emissions by 30 percent by 2030 while boosting the competitiveness of a strategic export item, according to a new World Bank report, titled “Spearheading Việt Nam’s ...

Project helps strengthen Mekong Delta’s resilience against climate change

The “Vietnam Nature-based Solutions for Adaptation in Agriculture through Private Sector Transformation” (VN-ADAPT) is expected to greatly contribute to supporting the resilience of the Mekong Delta region against the severe impacts of climate change. The project has been jointly launched by the Netherlands Development Organisation ...

Vietnam issues national plan on aquaculture development for 2021-2030

Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh has signed a decision to promulgate a national plan on aquaculture development in the 2021 – 2030 period. The scheme’s overall aims is to develop aquaculture sustainably in response to climate change. Tasks set for the sector to press ahead include ...

Vietnam lacks agricultural engineers

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s strategy of sustainable agricultural and rural development from 2021 to 2030 with the vision to 2050 is targeted at the agricultural sector’s Gross Domestic Product growth rate at 2.5 percent-3 percent a year and the labor productivity growth ...

'Rice bowl' responsibility robs Mekong Delta of growth opportunities: report

With an annual rice output of 24 million tons a year, or half of Vietnam’s total, the Mekong Delta has been given the responsibility of ensuring food security for the country over several decades, which is both a “destiny” and a “tragedy,” according to a ...

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Ethnic community gives farming a face-lift

Around 30km from the road of Gia Nghĩa township in the Central Highlands province of Đắk Nông Province, a community of 41 ethnic groups in Quảng Sơn Commune has been building high-valued farms with exportable crops at Dano Farm – the first ‘green’ agro-forestry co-operative of a multi-ethnic community.Ethnic groups in ...

Better policies needed to develop ocean economy

Việt Nam’s marine science and technology resources remain limited, while businesses face difficulties accessing new production technologies due to high costs.Based on the need for sustainable development of the national marine economy, Việt Nam issued Resolution No. 36-NQ/TW in 2018, on a strategy for the sustainable development ...

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