Agriculture and fishing

Mekong Delta takes preventive measures against saline intrusion in next dry season

Local authorities in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta have begun taking measures to cope with the effects of saltwater intrusion and drought in the upcoming 2020-21 dry season.Local authorities in Can Tho City and the delta’s 12 provinces, have warned farmers to sow rice and other crops ...

Rice industry must diversify products: experts

Despite having great potential, Vietnamese rice-based products remain rudimentary and unpolished, severely hampering their ability to compete on the global market, according to industry experts.According to the Department of Agro-Processing and Market Development under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), Vietnam’s exports of ...

Has Vietnam’s sustainable agriculture developed well?

Consuming green organic farm produce is a growing tendency in Vietnam. Meanwhile, the scale of the sustainable agriculture remains modest.Many problems have been cited. The legal framework related to green agricultural production still has problems. There are uncertainties in planning and the policies to attract ...

Mai Lan

Mid-term rural, agricultural survey to begin on July 1

A mid-term survey on rural areas and agriculture will be carried out in Vietnam’s 63 cities and provinces from July 1, the General Statistics Office (GSO) has announced. The survey will see direct interviews with households engaged in the agro-forestry-fishery sector, while staff at commune People’s Committees will file ...

Rice exports set to skyrocket, renewable energy in high demand: trade minister

Việt Nam may take a global lead in rice exports for the year 2020, said Minister of Industry and Trade Trần Tuấn Anh in a report to the National Assembly on Monday (15/6).Speaking to the NA, the minister said as countries were trying to raise ...

Mekong Delta to host Vietnam’s first agriculture museum

A $17 million museum featuring Vietnam’s agricultural history and prowess will be built in the Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long. The museum will be constructed on an area of 11 hectares in Vung Liem, a rural district.In preserving the value and legacy of Vietnamese ...

Cuu Long

Rice farmers told to follow sowing schedules amid saline intrusion, drought

Authorities have instructed farmers in the Mekong Delta to sow the summer-autumn rice crop on established schedules to mitigate the damage of drought, saltwater intrusion and disease.The Plant Cultivation Department has set schedules for sowing the crop in the delta between March and June. In ...

Mekong Delta farmers switch to other crops in response to climate change

More farmers in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta have restructured their crop cultivation to adapt to the effects of climate change.The delta, the country’s largest rice, fruit and seafood producer, has faced severe drought and saline intrusion in recent years and local authorities have encouraged ...

Vietnam suspends rice exports to ensure food security

Vietnam Customs has stopped issuing clearance for rice shipments to ensure food security as the Covid-19 pandemic intensifies. A decision issued by Vietnam Customs Deputy Director General Mai Xuan Thanh asks all provincial and municipal customs departments to stop registering customs declarations, as well as receiving ...

Anh Tu, Anh Minh

Challenges compels restructuring in agriculture

Trade conflicts, climate change, and epidemics may at first glance appear to be a hindrance to Việt Nam’s agricultural sector. But some see it as an opportunity to speed up the value chain restructuring and innovating the growth model.Keep reading   ...

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