Vietnam aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in rice sector

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development last week held the first workshop on the implementation of Vietnam’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) in the rice sector. The workshop was organised in collaboration with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), the Climate Technology Center and Network ...

Country's biggest rice producer raises production efficiency with new farming models

The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Kiên Giang in recent years has seen a rise in production efficiency after it began rotating rice cultivation and shrimp breeding on the same fields and switching to other crops on unproductive rice fields.The switch was part of the province’s agricultural restructuring plan and Government Resolution 120 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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Vietnam gets help with rice cultivation

Vietnam is receiving support to apply remote sensor technology in rice production.Phase 3 of the project ‘Remote Sensing-based Information and Insurance for Crops in emerging Economies’ (RIICE) was launched in Hanoi on November 13. The Swiss-funded project will support the use of satellite data for ...

Vietnamese agriculture strengthened by M&A

With the country’s agricultural sector pursuing greater sustainable development, mergers and acquisitions are helping the sector create positive changes thanks in part to the support of high technology. Although agriculture is not among the leading sectors for M&A in the country as yet, it has nonetheless ...

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