Vietnam's first low-emission rice product launches in August

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) recently held an inauguration ceremony for the Office of the Steering Committee for the Sustainable Development Project of 1 million hectares of high-quality, low-emission rice cultivation in the Mekong Delta. The project will establish and develop large-scale, ...

Translated by Thuy Doan

Farmers connect in organic agriculture on the journey to conquer market

While many farm owners and private enterprises engaged in organic agriculture have difficulty or have to dig into small niche markets, many farmers have become successful by connecting to help each other. Farmers especially in the Mekong Delta and Central Highlands regions applied new technology and ...

Translated by Anh Quan

Organic agriculture struggling to survive and develop

Although consumers have paid attention to organic vegetables for many years, organic agriculture is still struggling to survive and develop.The high price of organic veggies makes it impossible to consume well. Moreover, many dishonest traders have mixed unclean vegetables with organic ones eroding consumers’ trusts. Organic ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

Southeast Asia’s first Bayer ForwardFarm launched in Vietnam

Bayer Vietnam in coordination with the National Agricultural Extension Center (NAEC) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has inaugurated the first ForwardFarm in Southeast Asia located in Thoi Lai district, Can Tho city. ForwardFarm Can Tho brings together farmers, technology partners, scientists and academia, ...

Matters of the carbon market development for rice production concerned

A workshop titled “Multi-side dialogue on the carbon market for the agriculture sector” was held in Can Tho City this morning. The event was hosted by the International Rice Research Institute, the Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development and the Department ...

Vietnamese farmers use smartphones to monitor water levels in rice fields

The Mekong Delta is a major rice-growing region in Vietnam, but it is facing increasing water scarcity due to climate change, seawater intrusion and upstream dams.The Vietnamese government is calling on farmers to use more sustainable irrigation methods, and by 2030 it plans to limit ...

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