News from Vietnam

08-12-2014 00:46 AM
Australia's FTA with China has Vietnamese cattle importers nervous
It's been a record year for live cattle exports to Vietnam, but importers are anxious about the recent Free Trade Agreement between Australia and Chin...
15-08-2014 05:34 AM
Vietnam detects first A/H5N6 virus in poultries
Vietnam has detected the A/H5N6 virus in poultries for the first time in the country, according to the Department of Veterinary under Ministry of Agri...
04-08-2014 09:21 AM
Satellite technology to be applied in agriculture sector
Viet Nam plans to use remote sensing technology to boost production of key crops, deputy minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Quoc Doanh s...
01-05-2014 00:54 AM
Vietnam requires dairy firms to set annual price caps
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung approved a Finance Ministry plan, Tuesday, designed to impose one-year price caps on children's dairy products, after r...
12-03-2014 02:33 AM
Record growth in live cattle exports to Vietnam
Meat and Livestock Australia's (MLA) prediction that live cattle exports to Vietnam would decline this year is proving to be way off the mark. In i...
22-01-2014 01:29 AM
Average Welsh farm business income drops 30%
The average farm business income in Wales fell by 30% to £28,400 last year, latest figures show. Dairy farms' income was £45,100, while that for ca...
21-01-2014 02:54 AM
Record cattle exports to Vietnam in 2013
Record numbers of cattle were exported to Vietnam last year, making it the second biggest customer for northern Australia's live cattle trade. The ...
17-01-2014 10:39 AM
Against the grain: Rice farming in Vietnam
The prospect from Sam mountain, a rocky outcrop in southern Vietnam’s Mekong delta, is timeless. Paddy fields shine emerald. Irrigation canals reflect...
29-12-2013 15:35 PM
Vietnamese rice farmers abandon their fields
Rice may be a staple in the Vietnamese diet, but the country may face a shortage of the crop as struggling farmers leave their jobs. Some farmers, ...
16-09-2013 02:36 AM
Vietnam farmers face fight as rice exports drop
Rice exports for September is estimated at about 650,000 metric tons, bringing the third quarter's total to 1.84 million metric tons, 230,000 metric t...
16-09-2013 02:31 AM
Rice farming model required to reform
The opinion was voiced by Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh at a seminar in HCM City yesterday (Sept 12) on adding value to the coun...
12-09-2013 02:07 AM
Vietnam's rice output faces slide on crop switch
Rice production in Vietnam is poised to drop next year for the first time in more than a decade as the second-largest shipper promotes other crops, le...
21-08-2013 01:59 AM
Vietnam considers cutting rice farming area down
A report of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) showed that farmers in six provinces of the Red River Delta and central region, 1...
06-08-2013 01:25 AM
The dramatic rise of Vietnamese agriculture
A good model of success in Southeast Asia is Vietnam. Why? Because it has recovered quickly from the 20-year war that ended in 1975. It is one of the ...
30-07-2013 02:25 AM
Vietnamese farmers disillusioned with agriculture
Farmers in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang eagerly wait for the sun to shine so that they can dry their stockpiled rice, making use of any spa...
03-06-2013 09:15 AM
Vietnamese farmers' profits jump after switching to corn
Switching from low-yield rice to corn has brought higher incomes for farmers in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang, according to officials. Ove...
24-05-2013 09:16 AM
Shrimp farms remain empty although prices have fuelled up
Farmers have been unwilling to resume shrimp farming in the Mekong Delta despite recent growing demand from overseas markets and a local shortage, bot...
13-05-2013 09:28 AM
Rescue agriculture production or estate market?
The real estate market has been hibernating for a long time, which has pushed a lot of real estate developers against the wall. Meanwhile, the agricul...
08-05-2013 10:01 AM
Japan aid continues for agriculture, rural development
According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Japan has supported Vietnam’s agriculture industry with more than 25 technical project...
26-04-2013 10:14 AM
Vietnam’s rice cheap, but still selling slowly
Vietnamese rice exporters had delivered 1.45 million tons out of the total 3.57 million tons of exports by the end of the first quarter of the year, a...
24-04-2013 09:33 AM
Tech-savvy Vietnam coffee farmers brew global takeover
Most Vietnamese coffee farmers have never heard of a double tall skinny latte, but they could tell you the price of the beans that go into one in thei...
01-04-2013 10:36 AM
Hanoi destroys tons of smuggled chickens
All of the smuggled chicken and chicken organs were transported from China, via the land border. The competent agencies say that a large proportion...
06-03-2013 08:52 AM
Vietnam put on high alert to bird flu outbreaks
Vietnam is facing a high risk of bird flu outbreaks due to unfavorable weather conditions which reduce the animals' resistance according to the Animal...
29-01-2013 08:49 AM
Vietnamese rice resumes exports to Japan
Two Vietnamese rice exporters have recently managed to ship their product to Japan again after the East Asian country ceased imports five years ago. ...
06-11-2012 08:11 AM
Wild elephants ravage crops in Dak Nong
Two wild elephants looking for food in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong have destroyed crops and worried local residents, authorities repor...
05-10-2012 09:28 AM
Vietnam develops vaccine for toxic bird flu virus
Pham Van Dong, head of the Department of Animal Health, said that health officials tested the newly developed vaccine on a flock of chickens and the t...
11-09-2012 08:04 AM
New bird flu strain develops unexpectedly in Vietnam
A new bird flu strain is developing unexpectedly in Vietnam and causing great concern to the government and public. According to the National Anima...
07-09-2012 08:44 AM
High alert for deadly bird flu virus
Bird flu has hit many provinces and cities and is spreading far and wide, according to the Ministry of Health. As of August 23, four cases of A/H5N...
06-09-2012 08:56 AM
New bird flu strain potentially deadly
The National Animal Health Diagnostic Centre is trying to identify a new strain of bird flu virus that is suspected to have a higher risk of causing h...
05-09-2012 15:10 PM
New highly toxic avian flu virus spreads to Vietnam
A new strain of avian flu virus that was found in China two months ago has appeared in Vietnam, health experts have confirmed. The new strain, 2.3....
22-08-2012 09:45 AM
Officials step up measures to prevent spread of bird flu
Ninety per cent of illegal poultry imports had been prevented over the last 10 days, however, stricter measures were needed to control the transmissio...
08-08-2012 07:55 AM
Grim weather may bring bird flu outbreak
Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Diep Kinh Tan yesterday said there was a high risk of new bird flu outbreaks due to unfavourable ...
25-07-2012 08:40 AM
New diseases strike shrimp farms
In southern provinces shrimp harvests are being struck by outbreaks of diseases, an issue that comes on top of low prices and falling demand from expo...
24-07-2012 07:34 AM
Stolen ducks feared infected with bird flu
Three men in central Quang Binh Province are being sought in relation to the theft of scores of ducks feared to be infected with bird flu. The thre...
20-07-2012 10:07 AM
New biogas systems elevate life in rural Vietnam
Farmers in rural Phong Binh, Vietnam are trading in their traditional wood burning stoves for energy-efficient models run on biogas. Nordic develop...
16-07-2012 08:41 AM
Farmers face onslaught of unfair practices
Lack of market information, resulting in abundant production of some agriculture products in localities nationwide, recently has raised warnings over ...
14-07-2012 14:57 PM
Investment needed in livestock breeding
Over 60 per cent of Ha Noi's livestocks reared by small-scale households are causing environmental pollution and difficulties in epidemic control. How...
05-07-2012 10:09 AM
Mass oyster deaths leave farmers broke
Tens of millions of snout otter clams have died en mass just weeks before they are told harvested, leaving hundreds of households in northern Quang Ni...
27-06-2012 17:27 PM
Vietnam - Winter-spring rice output increases
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) estimated a 466,000 tonne increase in this year's winter-spring rice crop compared to that of...
26-06-2012 11:17 AM
Agricultural homestay tourism takes off
The tourism project in An Giang in which visitors to the province live and work with local families has proved such a success that the Netherlands Far...
23-06-2012 15:13 PM
Low prices may lead to a shortage of pork
Without timely measures, there will be a shortage of pork on the domestic market this year, warns the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. ...
22-06-2012 12:22 PM
Rice stockpile recommended to hold prices
Central and provincial agricultural officials agreed that the Government should approve a plan for food companies to buy and stockpile 1 million tonne...
18-06-2012 11:53 AM
Farmers shun insurance project
HCM CITY — The agricultural insurance programme that has been piloted since last July has yet to become popular. The three-year programme, which se...
13-06-2012 07:44 AM
Minister calls for action on blue-ear disease
Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Diep Kinh Tan has requested provinces plagued by blue-ear disease to take stronger action to stop...
30-05-2012 07:32 AM
Delta province expects riverbank erosion
Authorities in southern An Giang Province have warned of more possible landslides caused by erosion along a 400-metre stretch of the Hau River in Long...
29-05-2012 07:11 AM
Agriculture exports surge to $11bn
Agricultural export value surged more than 10 per cent to US$10.9 billion in the first five months of this year, according to the Ministry of Agricult...
26-05-2012 10:21 AM
Time ripe to expand in fruit-growing
Tien Giang, the province with the largest area under fruit, plans to further expand its fruit cultivation area and improve the quality of fruits to in...
18-05-2012 07:06 AM
Reforestation brings island back to life
Locals on the islands have discovered an ancient method to prevent erosion: reforestation. Trees surrounding an island help expand it gradually by cre...
18-05-2012 07:04 AM
Commodities trade may expand
Pepper, sugar and cotton fibre may be listed for trade on the Viet Nam Commodity Exchange (VNX) under a proposal by the Ministry of Industry and Trade...
17-05-2012 08:31 AM
Drought hits 50,000ha of crop
A drought has affected nearly 50,000ha of crops nationwide, says Dang Duy Hien of the General Department of Irrigation under the Ministry of Agricultu...