Door open wide for farm produce export to Europe Business

Door open wide for farm produce export to Europe

The recent signing of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), which is expected to take effect from early 2020, has opened the door wider for Vietnamese farm produce to make inroads into the more than 500-million people strong market.
Global links key to rural growth Business

Global links key to rural growth

Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue has asked agencies to enhance linkages between cities and provinces nationwide and other countries to form a global network for the OCOP programme.
MARD speeds up Vinacafe's equitisation Business

MARD speeds up Vinacafe's equitisation

After a long period of hesitation, the Vietnam National Coffee Corporation (Vinacafe) is being pushed towards equitisation once more by the Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Development (MARD).
Vietnam has 325 new rural communes Society

Vietnam has 325 new rural communes

An additional 325 communes were recognised as new style rural areas in January - April, 2017, a rise of 3.6 percent compared to end of 2016, announced the Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Development (MARD).