Geographical indication of Binh Thuan dragon fruit protected in Japan Business

Geographical indication of Binh Thuan dragon fruit protected in Japan

The Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) on October 7 granted a Geographical Indication (GI) certification for dragon fruit grown in the south central province of Binh Thuan of Vietnam after three years the Binh Thuan Dragon Fruit Association had submitted the application for the status in Japan.
Vietnam, US reach agreement to end timber trade probe Business

Vietnam, US reach agreement to end timber trade probe

Vietnam and the US have reached an agreement on illegal logging and timber trade that will avoid hefty tariffs on Vietnamese timber exports, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
Vietnam strives to end rabies-caused deaths by 2030 Health

Vietnam strives to end rabies-caused deaths by 2030

Vietnam’s draft national plan on rabies prevention and control for 2022 – 2030 aims to put an end to human deaths related to rabies by 2030, heard at a virtual conference held in Hanoi on September 28.
Agro-forestry-fisheries sector enjoys trade surplus of 3.3 billion USD in eight months Business

Agro-forestry-fisheries sector enjoys trade surplus of 3.3 billion USD in eight months

The agro-forestry-fisheries sector's export revenue reached about 32.1 billion USD in the first eight months of this year, up 21.6 percent, while imports were estimated at 28.8 billion USD, up 44.1 percent, resulting in a trade surplus of about 3.3 billion USD, a fall of 48.2 percent over the same period last year, reported the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
Fishing vessels to be closely controlled to end IUU Society

Fishing vessels to be closely controlled to end IUU

Preventing and ending vessels’ illegal fishing overseas is the first requirement to lift “yellow card” warning by the European Commission, said Deputy General Director of the Directorate of Fisheries Nguyen Quang Hung.
Vietnam’s aquatic sector urged to invest in modern technology Business

Vietnam’s aquatic sector urged to invest in modern technology

Seafood processors and exporters need to invest in advanced technologies and expand markets to match orientation to restructuring the agro-fisheries sector in the direction of improving added value and sustainable development, said Dr. Dao Trong Hieu from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Agro Processing and Market Development Authority.
Second National Food Systems Summit Dialogue held Business

Second National Food Systems Summit Dialogue held

The second National Food Systems Summit Dialogue was held by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), in partnership with a number of ministries, the UN in Vietnam and international development partners in Hanoi on July 16.
Aquatic product export on recovery Business

Aquatic product export on recovery

Vietnam’s aquatic product export is expected to hit 8.7-9 billion USD, a year-on-year increase of 5-7 percent compared with last year's figure as demand is rising in many countries thanks to vaccination, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT).