Vietnam’s pepper industry about to burst Business

Vietnam’s pepper industry about to burst

Vietnam’s pepper farmers are on pins and needles as pepper prices continue to decline. The industry is in crisis due to unsustainable development, lack of strict control over production.
Cashew industry faces volatile weather, pests Business

Cashew industry faces volatile weather, pests

The cashew industry has achieved impressive growth in the past years with increasing exports, but unfavourable weather due to the impact of climate change and an increase of diseases and pests threaten its continued development, delegates told a recent seminar in Ho Chi Minh City.
Changes brew in coffee industry Business

Changes brew in coffee industry

The coffee industry is restructuring itself to raise productivity, quality and value, according to the Vietnam Coffee and Cocoa Association.
Vietnam should sell rice to Africa: experts Business

Vietnam should sell rice to Africa: experts

Vietnam and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) hope to boost cooperation in developing genetic resources and choosing technology to improve rice quality, experts have said.
Delta plans to swap rice for higher-value crops Business

Delta plans to swap rice for higher-value crops

Authorities in the Cuu Long (Mekong) River Delta are planning to switch from low-yield rice to higher-value crops like maize, sesame, peanut, soybean, and others on 112,000ha by 2015, the Crop Production Department has said.
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Cocoa shortage provides opportunity for farmers

The global supply of cocoa will not keep up with demand for the next five to 10 years, which could result in a bright future for Vietnam's cocoa industry, delegates told a forum held in Binh Phuoc province on April 10.