Lack of technology, business savvy blamed for Vietnam's low-value farm exports

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Lack of technology, business savvy blamed for Vietnam's low-value farm exports

While Vietnam is among the world's top exporters of rice, coffee and seafood, profits from these items are not high due to the use of obsolete technologies and business strategies, experts said.

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PM Dung encourages US to invest in agriculture

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VietNam News English 4 day(s) ago

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung expressed support for agriculture programmes conducted by the US's Dupont Corporation during his reception for CEO Ellen Kullman yesterday.

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Vietnamese PM encourages US investment in agriculture

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VietnamNet English 4 day(s) ago 1 related news

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung expressed support for cooperative programmes in the field of agriculture conducted by the US’ Dupont Corporation, during his May 20 reception for the company’s Chair of the Board of Directors and CEO Ellen Kullman.

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Lightning claims more lives in central region

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VietNam News English 6 day(s) ago

Lightning claims more lives in central region

Lightning killed a 50-year-old farmer in central Thua Thien – Hue Province yesterday afternoon while he was working in his field with his wife.

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Ancient wells of Cham people in Quang Tri

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Ancient wells of Cham people in Quang Tri

Through time and war, Gio An Commune in Gio Linh District of the central province of Quang Tri still preserves a relic system created in the late 12th century by Cham people. Sixteen ancient stone wells were recognized as national relics in 2001.

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Malaysia looks to end rice imports by 2020

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VietnamPlus English 1 week(s) ago

Malaysia is aiming to achieve rice self-sufficiency and end rice imports by 2020, Bernama news agency quoted Malaysian Minister of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry as saying on May 13.

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A veritable feast from the rural south

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago

A veritable feast from the rural south

Fish and pork dishes flavoured with peperomia, rice-paddy herb and galangal are just a few of the traditional southern specialities that Chef Lam Phuong Vu has reinterpreted at his new restaurant in HCM City. My Duyen reports.

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USDA forecasts: VN to export 6.7 million tons of rice

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USDA forecasts: VN to export 6.7 million tons of rice

VGP – Viet Nam’s rice exports are forecasted to reach 6.7 million tons in MY 2014-2015, according to the US Department of Agriculture Post (USDA Post).

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Over 22 million USD for rice land development

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VietnamPlus English 1 week(s) ago

The Prime Minister has approved spending an additional 480.9 billion VND (22.1 million USD) from the State budget on rice land development and protection.

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Let’s homestay in this town in northern Vietnam!

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Let’s homestay in this town in northern Vietnam!

If you are planning to take a trip to northern Vietnam, why not spend a homestay holiday in a town which boasts astounding landscape, an idyllic lifestyle and ethnic cultural features?

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Delta to increase harvest mechanisation

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago

The Mekong Delta provinces plan to have 20,000- 25,000 more combine harvesters and rice-drying machines by 2020, according to Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. Eighty per cent of rice paddy will be harvested by machine.

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Image: Peaceful village on Hanoi’s outskirts

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Image: Peaceful village on Hanoi’s outskirts

Green paddy field, red hoa gao (Bombax ceiba) and white stork make Hanoi’s outskirt village My Duc more romantic and peaceful.

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Peaceful village on Hanoi’s outskirts

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VOV News English 2 week(s) ago 1 related news

Peaceful village on Hanoi’s outskirts

(VOV) - Green paddy field, red hoa gao (Bombax ceiba) and white stork make Hanoi’s outskirt village My Duc more romantic and peaceful.

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India moves to settle 1974 border dispute with Bangladesh

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India moves to settle 1974 border dispute with Bangladesh

India took a step towards ratifying a 41-year-old border dispute with Bangladesh Wednesday that would see thousands of people living in "enclaves" being allowed to choose their nationality.

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Farmers fear poisoning as toes turn black in paddies

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Farmers fear poisoning as toes turn black in paddies

Farmers in Thach My Loi Ward, HCM City, fear they are being poisoned by pollution after the skin on their toes turned black while working barefoot in their paddy fields.

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