Agriculture and fishing

New solutions reduce GHG emissions from shrimp ponds: Research

New farming solutions have helped reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by nearly 17% in extensive shrimp farms and nearly 11% in intensive farms, according to a research on monitoring GHG emissions from shrimp farming ponds.The research is part of the “Energy transition and climate change ...

Joint efforts needed for sustainable development of rice farming in Mekong Delta

The Vietnamese agricultural sector is calling on all parties to join in the sustainable development of 1 million ha of low-emission high-quality rice production in the Mekong Delta so as to improve the quality and efficiency of the rice industry. The project was built amid ...

Vietnam’s aquaculture top position on world map

The growth in Vietnam’s seafood export turnover in recent years has been created from the foundation of the aquatic farming, exploitation and processing industry.Vietnam’s aquaculture industry has not only served the sizable domestic market with a population of about 100 million but also gradually conquered ...

Development strategy of rural occupations and economic development approved

Deputy Prime Minister Tran Luu Quang has signed a decision approving a development strategy of rural occupations until 2030, with a vision to 2045. The strategy’s general goal is to promote the potential of rural areas, improve production and business efficiency, increase incomes, create jobs, ...

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 ...

Overburdened Da Lat is falling apart

For years, greenhouses kept showing up in local authorities’ socio-economic reports as a proud accomplishment of applying technology to agriculture. But the accomplishment came with a price as the face of Da Lat has been deformed.The city famous for its green cover of pine forests now ...

Pham Linh, Phuoc Tuan

EC to visit Vietnam for IUU fishing inspection in October

Inspectors from the European Commission (EC) will come to Vietnam for the fourth time in October to consider lifting a ‘yellow card’ imposed on Vietnamese seafood in 2017 over illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said in a ...

Tieu Bac – Chi Tue

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 ...

Digital transformation key to breakthrough in cooperatives

Vietnam is now home to over 2,000 hi-tech cooperatives which are promoting smart agriculture and digital rural areas in the new-style rural development effort. However, digital transformation process in cooperatives remains slow with a shortage of a clear strategy and specific actions.As many cooperative members still have vague ...

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