Agriculture

Agricultural commodities, processing and products

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

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 ...

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 ...

EU deforestation regulation – new opportunity for Vietnam’s agriculture

Supply chains of timber, wood products, coffee, and rubber of many countries will encounter many challenges in meeting the EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR). However, this is also a great opportunity for Vietnam to expand export markets if it is well prepared to satisfy the new ...

EU's new regulation on deforestation-linked products head-scratcher for Vietnamese producers

The EU’s ban on deforestation-linked imports are causing concern among Vietnamese producers as the requirements to trace commodities back to their origin can push up costs and entail finding alternative suppliers. The EU Deforestation-free Regulation (EUDR) will cover imports of various commodities, including cocoa, coffee, palm oil, ...

Ample room for rice exports

Vietnam’s rice exports rose strongly by nearly 45% in value in the first months of the year, while many enterprises did not have sufficient rice to export, given the increasing global demand for food.According to Nguyen Ngoc Nam, chairman of the Vietnam Food Association (VFA), Vietnam’s ...

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