Agriculture and fishing

Agricultural sector continues to be economy's pillar

Ecological agriculture, modern rural areas and smart farmers are expected to be the three key factors helping agriculture secure its role as a firm pillar of the economy in 2022 and following years.Despite COVID-19 impacts that caused the crackdown of the global supply chains in 2021, the ...

Mekong Delta urged to take measures to cope with drought and salt intrusion in 2022

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has issued a directive on the implementation of solutions to cope with drought and saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta, which is forecast to be harsh in the coming dry season.Reports from the ministry show that the flood ...

Agriculture holds significant contributions to 2021 economic growth: PM

Agriculture, farmers, and rural areas have made important contributions in various aspects to stabilising macroeconomics, ensuring major balances, sustaining growth, and boosting economic recovery in 2021 when the economy faces serious COVID-19-induced impacts, stated Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh at a conference held in Hanoi ...

Mekong Delta faces challenge to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in rice farming

Rice production is one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture, and how to reduce the emissions while still ensuring food security and raising farmers’ income in the Mekong Delta is now a hard nut to crack to many.Nguyen Van Toan from ...

Marine plastic waste an urgent issue in coastal Vietnam

Vietnam needs to carry out practical measures to manage and reduce marine plastic waste to ensure sustainable development of the fishery industry, according to experts at a workshop held in Hanoi on Wednesday.The workshop was held by the Vietnam’s Institute of Fisheries Economics and Planning and ...

Vietnam’s agriculture: from local to global mindset

Agriculture has always been a pioneer in the Doi Moi (renovation) process, contributing significantly to achievements in poverty reduction and food security in Vietnam.In the time of globalization and integration, Vietnam aims to develop agriculture on a green, low-emissions foundation to contribute to realizing its ...

Carolyn Turk

Mekong Delta's biggest irrigation system near completion

A mega irrigation system to save southern Vietnam’s Mekong Delta from drought and salinity will be fully completed in two weeks.The system worth VND3.3 trillion ($142.17 million) comprises two parts on the Cai Lon and Cai Be rivers, both originating in Hau Giang Province and ...

Cuu Long

Climate-Smart Maps and Adaptation Plans (CS-MAP) launched

To help farmers manage climate-related risks such as flooding, drought and saline intrusion, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has launched the Climate-Smart Maps and Adaption Plans (CS-MAP).CS-MAP integrates local knowledge and science-based research to provide location-specific risk maps and adaptation plans for rice ...

US funds Mekong Delta coastal habitat protection

A project to conserve coastal habitats in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta has been launched with financial support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The project, called the Mekong Delta Coastal Habitat Conservation project, was announced during U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris’s visit to Vietnam in ...

Minh Nga

Farmers need training to develop digital agriculture

Farmers need more training on digital technology to bring the industry to another level, experts have said. Nguyen Duc Tung, general secretary of the Vietnam Digital Agriculture Association (VIDA), made the statement said at a launch ceremony for a report on digital transformation in agriculture in Hanoi ...

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