When will Vietnamese farmers escape the sorrow of poverty?

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Báo Thanh Niên English 34 month(s) ago

A farmer harvests rice in a field in a suburb of Hanoi. PHOTO: AFP

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Mekong Delta waits for floods

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Báo Đầu Tư English 2 week(s) ago

Mekong Delta waits for floods

The lives of thousands of farmers in the Mekong River Delta that depend on “rising-water” season are threatened by the possibility that the floods will not come this year.

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Agency blasted for selecting Chinese variety as Vietnam’s standard rice

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 week(s) ago

Agency blasted for selecting Chinese variety as Vietnam’s standard rice

An agency under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has introduced a proposal to adopt three rice varieties as the standard for Vietnam-grown rice, causing an uproar as critics voiced concern over the options.

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Rice paddy bank short of funds

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VietStock FI English 3 week(s) ago

Rice paddy bank short of funds

Two years since the opening of Cambodia’s first large-scale rice paddy bank, the private sector company behind the project is seeking additional capital to carry it through the next five years.

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Clash with human feared as wild elephants look for food in Central Highlands

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Clash with human feared as wild elephants look for food in Central Highlands

Wild elephants from a national park in the Central Highlands continue to scare farmers living near the area as they have rampaged their fields in search of food.

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Rice taskforce created, again

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VietStock FI English 1 month(s) ago

The Ministry of Commerce set up a new taskforce on Friday to address challenges faced by the Kingdom’s struggling rice industry and assess demands made by members of the Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF), who have decried the ineffectiveness of an earlier taskforce set up by the ministry.

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PM inspects efforts to surmount typhoon Mirinae aftermath

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PM inspects efforts to surmount typhoon Mirinae aftermath

VGP – PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc led a delegation to inspect work to overcome the aftermath of typhoon Mirinae – the first storm hitting Viet Nam in 2016.

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’Restore Nam Định production’

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Báo Đầu Tư English 2 month(s) ago

’Restore Nam Dinh production’

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has asked the northern province of Nam Định to focus on restoring production after typhoon Mirinae – the first storm to hit Việt Nam this year.

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Fears over Mekong River’s future

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Fears over Mekong River’s future

Vu Trong Hong, chairman of the Vietnam Irrigation Association has warned about the dangers Vietnam could face when Laos build a new hydropower plant on the Mekong River.

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Rice relief for central highlands Gia Lai province

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Báo điện tử CP English 2 month(s) ago

VGP – The PM has assigned the Ministry of Finance to supply 568.905 tons of rice from the national reserves as rice relief for the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai.

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Ben Tre province gets rice relief

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Báo điện tử CP English 2 month(s) ago

VGP – The PM has assigned the Ministry of Finance to put aside over 212 tons of rice from the national reserve as rice relief for southern Ben Tre province.

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Hau Giang offers promising investment opportunities

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Báo Đầu Tư English 2 month(s) ago

Hau Giang offers promising investment opportunities

Being a newly-estanblished province, Hau Giang in the Mekong Delta seeks to become an ideal venue for domestic and foreign investors.

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107 Nobel laureates sign letter blasting Greenpeace over GMOs

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Báo Đầu Tư English 3 month(s) ago

107 Nobel laureates sign letter blasting Greenpeace over GMOs

More than 100 Nobel laureates have signed a letter urging Greenpeace to end its opposition to genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The letter asks Greenpeace to cease its efforts to block introduction of a genetically engineered strain of rice that supporters say could reduce Vitamin-A deficiencies causing blindness and death in children in the developing world.

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New restrictions aim to curb rice imports

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VietStock FI English 3 month(s) ago

The Ministry of Economy and Finance announced on Monday that the government will block all illegal rice imports at its borders and limit legal rice shipments from Vietnam based on production cost.

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Vietnam's economy grows 5.52 percent in H1

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Báo Thanh Niên English 3 month(s) ago

Vietnam's economy grows 5.52 percent in H1

Affected by a decline in agriculture, Vietnam's economy expanded 5.52 percent in the first six months, compared to 6.28 percent recorded in the same period last year, according to new data.

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