Flood and drought remain key challenges for Mekong region: Report Environment

Flood and drought remain key challenges for Mekong region: Report

Extreme low flows and extensive flooding of different communities along the Mekong River last year and an increasing number of droughts that have occurred in many parts of the region in recent years are among the signs that the Mekong region is facing increasing risks from extreme weather events and developments, says a new report by the Mekong River Commission (MRC).
Fast AUTO Show opens in Bangkok ASEAN

Fast AUTO Show opens in Bangkok

Thailand’s car sales this year are likely to go up thanks to the improved purchasing power of many people, in line with recent better prices for agricultural products.
Food producers urged to add value Business

Food producers urged to add value

Enterprises in the food industry should focus more on improving production technologies to create products with added value, delegates said at a conference in Ho Chi Minh City on November 26.

Corn cultivation boosted in Mekong River Delta

Crop restructuring is one of the government’s agricultural restructuring key strategies, the Vietnam Economic News reported, adding that the Mekong River Delta is leading in switching from rice to other crops for higher economic efficiency, especially corn.

Philippines to spend 4 bln USD on post-Haiyan recovery

The Philippine government plans to spend nearly 4 billion USD to rehabilitate areas devastated by super typhoon Haiyan last year, senior adviser to President Benigno Aquino on Haiyan rehabilitation Panfilo Lacson told the media on August 1.

Flexible policies help boost agricultural production

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) organised a workshop to discuss solutions to change the usage of 112,000 hectares of ineffective rice-growing land for other crops in early May in Tien Giang province, the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Online Newspaper reported.