Buckwheat draws tourists to Vietnam’s northern mountainous region

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Báo Thanh Niên English 4 hour(s) ago

Buckwheat, a plant that was widely cultivated by H'Mong people in Vietnam’s northern mountainous region in the past, is now attracting tourists to the areas for the beauty of its flower.

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Ben Tre expands coconut groves

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VietnamPlus English 3 day(s) ago

Ben Tre province, the country's largest coconut cultivation area, plans to grow an additional 10,000ha of coconut trees in areas affected by climate change to 2020.

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Farmers unhappy with MARD’s rice-production restructuring strategy

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VietnamNet English 4 day(s) ago

Farmers unhappy with MARD’s rice-production restructuring strategy

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has set high goals when drafting the rice-production restructuring strategy, which Vietnamese farmers have found “unfeasible” and “unrealistic”.

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Ben Tre expands coconut groves

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VietNam News English 4 day(s) ago

Ben Tre expands coconut groves

Ben Tre Province, the country's largest coconut cultivation area, plans to grow an additional 10,000ha of coconut trees in areas affected by climate change to 2020.

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Mekong focuses on sustainable rice development

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VietnamPlus English 1 week(s) ago

Mekong focuses on sustainable rice development

The Mekong Delta plans to promote large-scale paddy fields on 1.2 million hectares with a specific focus on commercial value and quality for exports, according to the Southwest Region Steering Committee.

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Dong Thap boosts agricultural cooperation with Japan’s prefecture

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VietnamPlus English 1 week(s) ago

The southern province Dong Thap is drawing a plan to cooperate with Japan’s Ibaraki prefecture agricultural development.

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Farmers ignore shrimp warning

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SaiGon GP English 1 week(s) ago

Farmers ignore shrimp warning

Farmers in Bac Lieu Province are expanding their white-legged shrimp ponds in unzoned areas despite warnings from local authorities that it could damage the environment and cause outbreaks of disease.

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Farmers ignore shrimp warning

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago 2 duplicate news

Farmers ignore shrimp warning

Farmers in Bac Lieu Province are expanding their white-legged shrimp ponds in unzoned areas despite warnings from local authorities that it could damage the environment and cause outbreaks of disease.

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Dong Nai’s coffee exports fetch over 420 mln USD

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VietnamPlus English 1 week(s) ago

Dong Nai’s coffee exports fetch over 420 mln USD

The southern province of Dong Nai earned more than 420 million USD from exporting 193,000 tonnes of coffee in the first nine months of this year, up 43 percent in value and 42 percent in volume compared to the same period of 2013.

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Vietnam aims to raise public awareness of GMOs

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Báo Đầu Tư English 3 week(s) ago

Vietnam aims to raise public awareness of GMOs

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and the Academy of Journalism and Communication today hosted a half-day workshop in Hanoi titled “The Importance and Impact of Communications in the future adoption of Genetically Modified (GM) Crops in Vietnam”.

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Binh Dinh keen to extend large-scale fields

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VietnamPlus English 2 week(s) ago

The central province of Binh Dinh aims to expand the size of its agricultural cultivation area to comprise 250 large-scale fields by 2015, with 230 paddy fields on 10,000ha, according to a conference organised by the provincial People’s Committee on October 6.

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Vietnam set to grow GM crops next year

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VietnamPlus English 2 week(s) ago

Cultivation of genetically-modified (GM) new strains are expected to start next year, with a target to expand the area under cultivation of GM crops to between 30 percent and 50 percent of the total farmland by 2020, the English language news portal VietNamNet Bridge quoted an agriculture researcher as saying.

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Vietnam to expand low-carbon rice farming model

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VietnamPlus English 2 week(s) ago 1 duplicate news

Reducing greenhouse gases in agricultural production is currently a general trend in the world. In Vietnam, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has carried out many programmes and projects on adaptation to climate change, the Vietnam Business Forum Magazine (VBF) reported.

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GM crops targeted to make up 30-50% of cultivation

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VietnamNet English 2 week(s) ago

GM crops targeted to make up 30-50% of cultivation

VietNamNet Bridge – The Government wants to start cultivating new strains of genetically-modified (GM) crops next year with a target to expand the area under cultivation of GM crops to between 30% and 50% of the total farmland by 2020, said an agriculture researcher.

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Cashew nut prices expected to rise in 2015

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VietNam News English 2 week(s) ago

The Vietnam Cashew Association (Vinacas) predicted that the price of raw cashews would rise in 2015 due to growing demand, both for export and processing purposes.

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