Saltwater intrusion threatens rice fields in Mekong Delta

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Saltwater intrusion threatens rice fields in Mekong Delta

More than 25,000ha of rice in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang may be affected by drought and saltwater intrusion during the peak of the dry season this year, from mid-March to mid-April.

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Thai Binh makes big plans for baby potatoes

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The northern province of Thai Binh will trademark its baby potatoes and expand its cultivation to 10,000 hectares by 2020.

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Mekong Delta authorities instructed to stockpile rice

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Mekong Delta authorities instructed to stockpile rice

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday told Mekong Delta authorities to purchase and stockpile one million tonnes of the winter-spring rice crop.

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Students put their knowledge to use

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Students put their knowledge to use

Making glass from beach sand? Forget it! Students from Hue University of Science are using a new technique to make liquid glass from rice husks and ash.

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Vietnamese ship held in Philippines over alledged rice smuggling lacks import license

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Vietnamese ship held in Philippines over alledged rice smuggling lacks import license

The MV An Bien 89-ALCI. Photo credit: Marinetraffic.com

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Philippines aims for food self-sufficiency

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Philippines aims for food self-sufficiency

The Philippines’ Department of Agriculture is encouraging farmers to test elite rice varieties so as to help the country achieve food self-sufficiency.

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Vietnam to step up beef cattle farming

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Vietnam to step up beef cattle farming

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam ought to convert ineffective rice cultivation areas into grass fields for raising beef cattle, since intensive livestock farming is significantly more profitable, Chairman of the Vietnam Animal Feed Association Le Ba Lich said.

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Seed reserves to supply local farmers

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Seed reserves to supply local farmers

Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Thanh Nam has issued an official copy of 2015's national seeds reserve, with the goal of providing enough seeds and seedlings for nationwide agricultural production.

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Sudan’s businesses promote trade in HCM City

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Sudan’s businesses promote trade in HCM City

(VOV) - Bilateral trade value between Vietnam and Sudan has been stable and reached more than US$20 million annually since 2008 despites socio-economic fluctuations in the region and the world.

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Sustainable agriculture: a smart choice to feed world population

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Sustainable agriculture: a smart choice to feed world population

Clear and serious impacts of rapid population growth and climate change are causing nations worldwide to think increasingly about sustainable agriculture.

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Steps to correct derailed investments

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Steps to correct derailed investments

VietNamNet Bridge – Huynh The Nang, general director of Vietnam Southern Food Corporation (Vinafood 2), told The Saigon Times Daily about solutions to settle huge debt and lead the State-run corporation to a new stage of development. Excerpts:

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Upstream dams blamed for shrinking Mekong Delta

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Upstream dams blamed for shrinking Mekong Delta

Vietnam may lose 40 percent of the Mekong Delta to rising sea levels in the next century, officials and experts said during a conference held Monday and Tuesday in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Vinh Long farmers expect bumper vegetables Tet crop

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Vinh Long farmers expect bumper vegetables Tet crop

Farmers in Vinh Long, one of the main vegetable growing provinces in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta, are busy planting crops ahead of Tet (Lunar New Year) next month and expecting a good harvest.

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Rice research institute urged to lead region in new technologies

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President Truong Tan Sang encouraged the Mekong Delta Rice Research Institute to master cutting-edge technologies, especially biotechnology, to become a leader amongst agricultural science institutes in Southeast Asia.

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Rice Research Institute seeks to lead Southeast Asia

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Rice Research Institute seeks to lead Southeast Asia

The Mekong Delta Rice Research Institute should master new cutting-edge technologies, especially biotechnology, to become one of the leading institutes of agricultural science in the Southeast Asian region.

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