Mekong Delta seeks ways for sustainable development

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VietnamPlus English 4 month(s) ago

The Mekong Delta, the country’s main granary that produces more than half of the national rice output, is struggling to find ways to achieve fast but sustainable development.

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VN examines rice cultivation

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VietNam News English 14 month(s) ago 1 related news

Professor Bui Chi Buu talks to Nong thon Ngay nay (Countryside Today) newspaper about the abundant varieties of high quality rice produced in Viet Nam.

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Experts expect public to be better informed on nutritional issues

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VietNam News English 18 month(s) ago 1 related news

Scientists and journalists should improve their relationships so the public can learn more about emerging science on nutrition, food safety and health, experts have said.

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Low profits for farmers despite robust exports

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SaiGon GP English 22 month(s) ago

Low profits for farmers despite robust exports

Over the last 20 years, even though Vietnam has evolved from a country with food shortages to being one of the world’s top exporters of agricultural produce like rice, pepper, cashew nut and Pangasius fish, the average income of farmers is still lower than other class of society.

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Genetically modified crops to be planted in 2015

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Hanoi Times English 27 month(s) ago

The Hanoitimes - Official permission for the growing of genetically modified (GM) crops o­n a large scale in Vietnam may not be realized until 2015, said a recent conference.

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Genetically modified crops to be planted in 2015

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 27 month(s) ago

Genetically modified crops to be planted in 2015

Official permission for the growing of genetically modified (GM) crops on a large scale in Vietnam may not be realized until 2015, said a recent conference.

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Scientist advocates GMO produce

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SaigonTimes English 27 month(s) ago

HCMC – Genetically modified organism (GMO) crops will do more good than harm to the agriculture sector, stated Bui Chi Buu, director of the Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology for Southern Vietnam.

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Appetite for rice brand development

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Báo Đầu Tư English 33 month(s) ago 1 related news

Appetite for rice brand development

Institute of Agricultural Science for Southern Vietnam head Bui Chi Buu tells VIR why forming big paddy rice model fields was the right step towards building Vietnam’s rice brand value on the global stage and boosting the item’s export value.

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Rice exporters urged to reconsider trade strategies

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VietNam News English 33 month(s) ago 1 related news

Bui Chi Buu, director of the Institute of Agricultural Science for the South, spoke to Viet Nam News about the need for new trade strategies for rice exporters

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Reliance on imports costs VN dearly

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VietnamNet English 35 month(s) ago 1 related news

Viet Nam spent nearly US$16 billion on imports of seafood, agro-forestry products and raw materials in 2011, a year-on-year increase of 31.1 per cent, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

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Mekong Delta: “Rice Bowl of Asia”

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Báo QĐND English 35 month(s) ago

Mekong Delta: “Rice Bowl of Asia”

The Mekong Delta in Vietnam is blessed with the best weather, excellent geographic location and a vast area of 3.8 million hectares of rice cultivable area, contributing a great deal towards the global food demand and earning rightfully the term “Rice Bowl of Asia”.

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Mekong Delta: “Rice Bowl of Asia”

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SaiGon GP English 35 month(s) ago

Mekong Delta: “Rice Bowl of Asia”

The Mekong Delta in Vietnam is blessed with the best weather, excellent geographic location and a vast area of 3.8 million hectares of rice cultivable area, contributing a great deal towards the global food demand and earning rightfully the term “Rice Bowl of Asia”.

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Reliance on imports costs VN dearly

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VietStock FI English 35 month(s) ago

Reliance on imports costs VN dearly

Viet Nam spent nearly US$16 billion on imports of seafood, agro-forestry products and raw materials in 2011, a year-on-year increase of 31.1 per cent, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

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Excessive rice cultivation puts soil fertility at risk

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VietNam News English 41 month(s) ago

Southern Institute for Agricultural Science and Technology director Bui Chi Buu spoke with the newspaper Nong thon Ngay nay (Countryside Today) about plans to expand the area under rice cultivation.

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Expert warns farmers against falling into Chinese businessmen’s trap

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VietnamNet English 42 month(s) ago

VietNamNet Bridge – According to Professor Dr Bui Chi Buu, Director of the Southern Institute for Agricultural Science and Technique, the fact that Chinese businessmen have been scrambling for farm produce in Vietnam should not be seen as good news.

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