Ca Mau forecasts growth of 5.28 percent this year Business

Ca Mau forecasts growth of 5.28 percent this year

The COVID-19 outbreak and the severe drought will make it difficult for the southernmost province of Ca Mau to achieve this year’s growth target of 7 percent but a figure of 5.28 percent is certainly achievable, local authorities have said.
South-central region adjusts farming schedules amid severe drought Business

South-central region adjusts farming schedules amid severe drought

The south-central region is estimated to have 51,000 – 70,000ha of farmlands facing a water shortage and a temporary halt to cultivation until there is rain or farmers switch to drought-resistant crops, according to the General Department of Irrigation under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Long An breeds brackish-water shrimp Business

Long An breeds brackish-water shrimp

The Mekong Delta province of Long An plans to invest more than 1.24 trillion VND (53 million USD) to develop brackish water shrimp cultivation in the 2020-25 period, according to its Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Tra fish industry may fully recover in Q3: directorate Business

Tra fish industry may fully recover in Q3: directorate

Vietnam’s tra fish exports fell 29.3 percent year on year to 334 million USD in the first three months of this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the industry – a big foreign currency earner – may fully recover in the third quarter, according to the Directorate of Fisheries.
Vietnam’s capital of shrimp farming Business

Vietnam’s capital of shrimp farming

The southernmost provinces of Ca Mau and Bac Lieu have recently emerged as Vietnam’s largest shrimp exporters, helping Vietnamese shrimp secure a foothold on the world seafood market.
Kien Giang to expand industrial shrimp farming Business

Kien Giang to expand industrial shrimp farming

The Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang plans to increase the area under industrial and semi-industrial shrimp farming models to 3,200ha and annual output to 28,000 tonnes this year, according to its Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Kien Giang aims to raise value of key farming products Business

Kien Giang aims to raise value of key farming products

The Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang will focus on increasing the value and competitiveness of its agriculture produce this year, especially key items such as rice and fisheries, according to the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Ninh Thuan targets sustainable grape production Society

Ninh Thuan targets sustainable grape production

The south-central province of Ninh Thuan, the country’s largest grape producer, is targeting sustainable grape production after conducting research on new grape varieties, applying advanced farming techniques and investing in post-harvest processing.
Investment in farm land needed: experts Business

Investment in farm land needed: experts

Vietnam was in urgent need of policies to develop a transparent and sustainable agricultural land market to attract more investment in the farming sector, according to the Vietnam Real Estate Association.
Fishery sector seizes opportunities to boost exports Business

Fishery sector seizes opportunities to boost exports

Despite facing an array of difficulties in export markets and particularly challenges in removing the European Commission (EC)’s “yellow card” warning against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, the domestic fishery sector has worked out measures to make use of export opportunities.