Agriculture

Agricultural policy and administration

Mekong Delta steering committee for agriculture, rural development established

A steering committee for agriculture and rural development in the Mekong Delta has been established under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) for the 2020-2025 period. Under the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development’s decision, the committee will provide consultancy for the MARD ...

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   ...

Investment in agricultural sector remains modest

The Government and the banking sector are paying more attention in enabling those involved in the agricultural sector to obtain loans from the bank, but the number of farmers and agricultural cooperatives to get access to bank loans remains modest, experts said at a seminar ...

Land policies restrain Vietnam’s agricultural development

Scattered, small-sized land lots hamper farmers and stop companies from investing in agriculture, while barriers set by land accumulation policies also marginalise farmers and hinder the development of Vietnam’s agriculture.These warnings were voiced by experts at the Vietnam Autumn Agricultural Forum 2019 – the largest ...

Conference reviews new rural development emulation movement

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) held a conference in Ha Long city, Quang Ninh province on September 27 to review the emulation movement “The whole nation joins hands to build new-style rural areas” in the period of 2011-2020.Up to date, a total ...

Hanoi to invest $11.4 million on OCOP programme

Hanoi has announced it will spend VND265 billion (US$11.4 million) to implement the One Commune-One Product (OCOP) programme to boost the agricultural economy and rural development. Under the programme, which will be carried out in 2019-2020, all managers of the OCOP programme at municipal, district and ...

Government plans to have 100,000 enterprises in agriculture by 2030

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has signed a Resolution covering solutions to encourage and foster investment in sustainable and safe development of agriculture. The Government sets the goals to maintain growth rate of agriculture, forestry and aquaculture at 3% annually meanwhile the export value of agriculture, ...

Measures deployed to lure more investment to agriculture

The Government has issued a resolution detailing measures to encourage businesses investing in safe, effective and sustainable agricultural development. The resolution targets modern and sustainable growth of the agricultural sector towards large-scale production and stronger application of science and technology to improve productivity and products’ quality ...

Agricultural insurance protects farmers against crop, livestock losses

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has issued a decision on the implementation of agricultural insurance policy. Under Decision No. 22/2019/QD-TTg dated June 26, 2019, such plants, animals and aquaculture products like rice, cow, buffalo, black tiger shrimp and while-leg shrimp will receive support of agricultural insurance ...

Glyphosate-based weedkiller officially banned in Vietnam

Vietnam has officially removed all types of weedkiller based on glyphosate, an active ingredient likely to cause cancer in humans, from the list of plant protection products allowed for use in the country. Hoang Trung, head of the Plant Protection Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and ...

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