Malaysia expands scale of bird’s nest industry World

Malaysia expands scale of bird’s nest industry

The Malaysian Government has agreed to allow the hiring of additional foreign workers for the bird's nest industry, specifically to clean raw swiftlet’s nests, to overcome the labour shortage facing the industry, according to the country's Minister of Agriculture and Food Industries Ronald Kiandee.
Thailand becomes world’s top rubber exporter ASEAN

Thailand becomes world’s top rubber exporter

Thailand topped the list of rubber exporting countries in the first half of this year, with shipments of 2.19 million tonnes valued at 70.5 billion THB (2 billion USD), Advisor to Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives Alongkorn Ponlaboot revealed on August 12.
Minister proposes solutions for agriculture at NA’s hearing session Politics

Minister proposes solutions for agriculture at NA’s hearing session

National Assembly deputies raised questions on basic, strategic and urgent issues that are drawing attention of voters and people, especially farmers, to Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Minh Hoan, NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue said following a Q&A session for the minister on June 8.
Seminar connects Vietnamese, US agricultural businesses Business

Seminar connects Vietnamese, US agricultural businesses

Vietnamese Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Minh Hoan and Marc Mealy, Senior Vice President for Policy at the US-ASEAN Business Council (USABC), co-chaired a seminar connecting agricultural enterprises of Vietnam and the US on May 13 in Washington D.C.
Vietnam keen on promoting agricultural partnership with US Business

Vietnam keen on promoting agricultural partnership with US

Vietnam views the US as an important partner in the field of agriculture, stated Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Minh Hoan at a working session with representatives from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Washington D.C. on May 11.
VBF official highlights prospects of circular agriculture Society

VBF official highlights prospects of circular agriculture

New initiatives, smart production concepts, new farming models, digitisation, more efficient logistics and a greater focus on circular agriculture and responsibility for the environment will be highlights for this year, said David Whitehead, head of the Vietnam Business Forum (VBF) Agri-Business Working Group at the annual VBF dialogue in Hanoi on February 18.
Deputy Minister requests efforts to remove IUU fishing warning Society

Deputy Minister requests efforts to remove IUU fishing warning

Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Phung Duc Tien has asked the Directorate of Fisheries to pool all possible resources and take synchronous measures to soon remove “yellow card” warning on illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.