Lai Chau developing cultivation area for medicinal crops Business

Lai Chau developing cultivation area for medicinal crops

Farmers on Sin Ho Plateau in the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau have shifted from inefficient crops to the cultivation of key medicinal crops. Agricultural processing facilities have been gradually set up locally, bringing high economic value for farmers.
Measures taken to boost coffee exports Business

Measures taken to boost coffee exports

Even though Vietnam’s coffee sector has enjoyed fast development in recent years in terms of cultivation area and output, foreign businesses still gain more advantages in the world market.
Heavy rains cause 5 deaths in Dak Nong province Society

Heavy rains cause 5 deaths in Dak Nong province

Heavy and prolonged rains have claimed five lives and caused economic losses totaling 135 billion VND (over 5.8 million USD) in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong, according to the provincial Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention, Search and Rescue.
Dong Thap farmer profits from thinking big Business

Dong Thap farmer profits from thinking big

Nguyen Van Khanh, 47, earns 3-4 billion VND (132,000-176,000 USD) a year from re-producing an exciting type of rice from Japan known as ĐS1. To do it, he had to acquire land from relatives and friends so that he can use mechanised farm equipment to handle the large cultivation area.
Fruit industry needs technology to reach potential Business

Fruit industry needs technology to reach potential

Though Vietnam’s fruit and vegetable industry is growing, its exports still account for less than 1 percent of the global market, indicating the need for the processing industry to upgrade its facilities and practices.
Cashew industry faces volatile weather, pests Business

Cashew industry faces volatile weather, pests

The cashew industry has achieved impressive growth in the past years with increasing exports, but unfavourable weather due to the impact of climate change and an increase of diseases and pests threaten its continued development, delegates told a recent seminar in Ho Chi Minh City.
Coffee output to near last crop’s yield Business

Coffee output to near last crop’s yield

The 2017-18 coffee crop is expected to yield around 1.4 million, which is equal to or slightly lower than last year’s harvest, according to the Vietnam Coffee and Cocoa Association.
Pepper export revenue enjoys steady growth Business

Pepper export revenue enjoys steady growth

Vietnam’s peppercorn shipments to foreign markets performed well, with the January-November period’s export revenue close to that recorded in 2014, reported a conference in Ho Chi Minh City on Dec.1.