Probe into cheap US chicken conducted Business

Probe into cheap US chicken conducted

The Department of Livestock will probe into whether US chicken thighs sold at 20,000 VND (0.92 USD) per kilogramme in Vietnam can be considered dumping and if there is trade fraud in this case.
Lychee marketers on a roll Business

Lychee marketers on a roll

Wholesale markets and distributors in Ho Chi Minh City have plans in place to boost sales of lychee, a city leader told a meeting in HCM City on June 10.
Malaysia looks to end rice imports by 2020 World

Malaysia looks to end rice imports by 2020

Malaysia is aiming to achieve rice self-sufficiency and end rice imports by 2020, Bernama news agency quoted Malaysian Minister of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry as saying on May 13.
Experts highlight technological needs for lower Mekong countries World

Experts highlight technological needs for lower Mekong countries

A forum on science and technology within the framework of the Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) held for the first time at the Vietnam Embassy in the United State has pointed out technological challenges faced by the lower Mekong countries in ensuring water and food security.
World

Philippines to import rice to beef up stock

The Philippines is expected to import more rice in 2014 than previously estimated as the government moves to raise its stocks, according to the “Philippine Daily Inquirer” newspaper.
World

Thailand rice exports face gloomy picture

Thailand exported 2.9 million tonnes of rice for 61,988 billion THB (equivalent to 2 billion USD) in this year’s first half, showing a year-on-year decrease of 8.4 percent.
Rice exports decrease in first half Business

Rice exports decrease in first half

Rice exports fell in both volume and value terms in the first half of this year, the Vietnam Food Association has said.

Exporters shipped 3.4 million tonnes for a free-on-board (FOB) value of 1.5 billion USD, a reduction of 15.1 percent in value and 12.7 percent in quantity.
VN coffee consumption to surge Business

VN coffee consumption to surge

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has forecast Vietnam 's coffee consumption in the 2012-13 crop would likely reach 1.83 million 60-kg bags, against 1.7 million bags in 2011-12.
Society

Asia meets in Hanoi on food standards

Food quality and security as well as parity in international trade were major concerns at a workshop in Hanoi on Sept. 14 as flows of food trade are surging sharply in Asia and the world.