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Australia agrees to re-import processed shrimps from Vietnam

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Australia agrees to re-import processed shrimps from Vietnam

The Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has received a document from the National Agro-Forestry-Fisheries Quality Assurance Department (NAFIQAD) affirming that Vietnam is able to meet all requirements in Australia’s new import conditions for processed shrimps.

Vietnam slams Australia’s prawn ban

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Vietnam slams Australia’s prawn ban

The Vietnamese Government has accused Australia of "causing serious damage" to its prawn farmers and exporters and has asked the Federal Government to reconsider the ban on uncooked prawn imports.

Animal health sector works to avert epidemics this year

Health

Animal health sector works to avert epidemics this year

A key task of the animal health sector this year is to avert disease epidemics among livestock, poultry and aquatic products, especially bird flu, blue-ear, foot-and-mouth, and other animal-to-human diseases, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Vu Van Tam announced at a conference reviewing the Department of Animal Health’s 2014 performance and determining its tasks for 2015 in Hanoi on January 23.

Binh Thuan dragonfruit price tumbles

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Binh Thuan dragonfruit price tumbles

The price of dragonfruit in the central province of Binh Thuan, the country's largest dragon fruit cultivation area, has fallen significantly over the past 10 days as disease has hit some crops. The fruit is also competing with other kinds of fruit that are now in their peak harvest season.