Forestry sector focuses on creating high-yield trees Sci-Tech

Forestry sector focuses on creating high-yield trees

Scientific research and technology transfer for the forestry sector in the 2021-2030 period will focus on the hybridisation of new varieties, giving priority to planting high-yield, good-quality and pest-and-disease preventive capable tree varieties, said Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Ha Cong Tuan. ​
Forming value chains to enhance competitiveness for pig farmers Business

Forming value chains to enhance competitiveness for pig farmers

The pig industry plays an important role in the Asia Pacific, but, like other sectors, is facing challenges such as price volatility, food safety concerns and recently reported outbreaks of African swine fever. Therefore, solutions are needed to promote smallholder pig production in a sustainable way, experts said.
Vietnam, RoK cooperate in traditional medicine research Health

Vietnam, RoK cooperate in traditional medicine research

The Institute of Oriental Medicine of the Republic of Korea (RoK) said on November 29 that it has opened a traditional medicine research centre in Hanoi, focusing on studying clinical signs and oriental medicine resources.
Vietnam makes biotechnology progress Sci-Tech

Vietnam makes biotechnology progress

Vietnam’s rapid progress in research and application of biotechnology in agriculture is contributing to the country’s goals for green growth and farmers’ demands, according to experts.
Deputy PM asked for sustainable development in ethnic minority areas Society

Deputy PM asked for sustainable development in ethnic minority areas

Promoting rapid and sustainable development in ethnic minority and mountainous areas, and narrowing the development gap between them and other areas is the Party and State’s consistent policy in the national socio-economic development, Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh has said.
Ngoc Linh ginseng gets expanded GI recognition Business

Ngoc Linh ginseng gets expanded GI recognition

The Intellectual Property Agency of Vietnam, under the Ministry of Science and Technology, has expanded recognition of the Geographical Indication (GI) of Ngoc Linh for ginseng root products grown in 15 communes of Quang Nam and Kon Tum provinces.
Ninh Binh hosts global health event Health

Ninh Binh hosts global health event

The Global Health Bio – IT Conference-Expo & Nobel Forum took place in the northern province of Ninh Binh on June 16, with leading medical researchers and scientists from Vietnam, Sweden, the UK, Germany and Australia taking part.
Infectious diseases a major cancer factor Health

Infectious diseases a major cancer factor

Vietnam’s national cancer control strategy needed to address the serious problem of infectious agents, which cause more than 20 percent of malignancies in the world, said Prof Nguyen Chan Hung, Chairman of the Vietnam Cancer Society.