Environment

Thanh Hoa province home to more rare species

Scientists recorded dozens of flora and fauna species listed in the World Red Book in the northern province of Thanh Hoa, including Roosevelt’s Muntjac, monocled cobra and a species of conifer called Yunnan Catkin Yew.
Vietnam’s first hybrid rice R&D station opens Business

Vietnam’s first hybrid rice R&D station opens

A Swiss-invested hybrid rice research and development (R&D) station was inaugurated in the Red River Delta province of Nam Dinh on August 14, becoming the first of its kind in Vietnam under the management of an international group.
ASEAN

ASEAN raises capacity to protect unique resources

Senior officials from the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) have gathered at two recent symposiums in Jakarta to discuss intellectual property, genetic resources, traditional knowledge and cultural heritage.
Society

Vietnam boosts food security, eco-efficiency

Eco-efficiency plays a key role in boosting food security and making agriculture more resilient to climate change impacts in Vietnam, the Nhan Dan (People) online newspaper said on May 28.
Society

Rice gene resource management project approved

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on November 12 approved a project of managing dryland rice’s genetic resources in Vietnam with funding from the Asian Food and Agriculture Cooperation Initiative (AFACI).
Vietnam backs plans for intellectual property Society

Vietnam backs plans for intellectual property

Vietnam backs the compulsory public release of information on genetic resources and traditional knowledge on patents. It also agrees with the introduction of mechanisms to allow public access to information and enable the prosecution of offenders.
Politics

APEC leaders agree TPP agreement framework

The leaders of Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam and the US on Nov. 12 announced the broad outlines of their Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade.