Agriculture and fishing

Coconut industry moves towards sustainable development

Coconut trees are seen in many localities across Vietnam, mostly in the Mekong Delta and the central coast region. However, the coconut industry including the value chains from planting, purchasing, processing, consumption, and export, has long been developing spontaneously without specific, clear planning. As consumer demand ...

Slow adaptation to climate change results in serious consequences

Slow adaptation to climate change in the Mekong Delta results in serious consequences as the meteorological agency forecast that the 2024 dry season will last until the end of May, and people in the region will suffer more losses. As of mid-March 2024, more than ...

Mekong Delta incurs $3B annual losses due to salt intrusion

The Mekong Delta region is facing a staggering economic setback, with researchers estimating annual losses exceeding VND70 trillion ($2.96 billion) due to salt intrusionThe findings, presented by the Water Resources Science Institute under the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment at a Friday conference ...

Gia Chinh

Vietnam officially launches food safety management system

The Ministry of Health’s Vietnam Food Administration (VFA) and the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety have announced the official operation of a comprehensive food safety management system in Vietnam on March 7.The announcement was the outcome of an ODA project between ...

Mekong Delta struggling to maintain freshwater

About 78,000ha of rice paddies and orchards in the Mekong Delta region are predicted to get severely affected by drought – salinity intrusion this March-April. The Mekong Delta has around 2 million hectares of rice fields and fruit trees. These farmlands are facing serious irrigation ...

Translated by Thanh Tam

Green production a way for Vietnam to promote agricultural development: Insiders

The agricultural sector is speeding up restructuring towards a circular and green agriculture to adapt to the global green consumption trend, promote exports and join hands in realising the goal of net-zero emissions by 2050, said authorities.Currently, science, technology and innovation is contributing more than ...

Viet Nam can integrate decarbonization efforts to advance development: WB

With the right policies and strategies, Viet Nam can integrate decarbonization efforts to advance development without impeding GDP growth, said Country Director of the World Bank (WB) in Viet Nam Carolyn Turk.The WB has worked very closely with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development ...

Thuy Dung

Green credit - key "pillar" of green economy

Bank capital is considered the “lifeblood” and is extremely important in promoting the country’s socioeconomic development. In the context that Vietnam is promoting the development of industries toward green growth, “green credit” contributes to supporting businesses to develop sustainably.Among the 12 green fields that the ...

Public-private partnership needed for sustainable rice farming

Attracting investment and public-private partnership (PPP) plays an important role in implementing the project of sustainable development of 1 million ha of low-emission high-quality rice production in the Mekong Delta to 2030, said insiders.The project will promote added value throughout the entire rice production chain, ...

Ministries to remove land policies for agricultural tourism development

The development of tourism agriculture is a policy to promote OCOP (One Commune, One Product) and on-farm products, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Tran Thanh Nam stated in a media interview with the Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper.The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural ...

Translated by Kim Khanh

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