Agriculture sector posts 2.39 percent in first half of 2019 Business

Agriculture sector posts 2.39 percent in first half of 2019

The agriculture sector posted a year-on-year growth of 2.39 percent in the first half of 2019, despite facing numerous difficulties like global economic slowdown, impacts from US-China trade war, unfavourable weather, and especially the African swine fever.
Nearly 2.5 million pigs culled due to African swine fever Society

Nearly 2.5 million pigs culled due to African swine fever

The African swine fever (ASF) in pigs has appeared in 55 out of 63 provinces and centrally run cities in the country, forcing the cull of 2.5 million pigs, or 7.5 percent of the total pig stocks, it was reported at a conference on fighting the disease and restoring the pig farming industry on June 13.
Hanoi city still struggles with African swine fever Health

Hanoi city still struggles with African swine fever

African swine fever has been successfully controlled in Ngoc Thuy ward of Long Bien district and Phu Thi commune of Gia Lam district of Hanoi, the municipal Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has announced.
Livestock sector looks to increase exports Business

Livestock sector looks to increase exports

The livestock sector produces more than 5 million tonnes of meat each year, meeting domestic demand, but the target is to increase export, according to Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong.
Vietnamese firms push food safety Business

Vietnamese firms push food safety

More and more livestock farming companies are adopting VietGap and Global Gap standards to improve their efficiency as well as ensure food safety, according to global quality certification agency Bureau Veritas.
Vietnam to produce foot-and-mouth disease vaccines next year Health

Vietnam to produce foot-and-mouth disease vaccines next year

Next year, Vietnam expects to produce and provide a sufficient supply of vaccines against foot-and-mouth disease, an infectious and sometime fatal viral disease that affects cloven-hoofed animals, including cattle and pigs, as heard at a conference in Hanoi on December 18.
Role of livestock in achieving SDGs in spotlight Business

Role of livestock in achieving SDGs in spotlight

Experts and policy-makers from eight Southeast Asian countries gathered in a workshop on “The Role of Livestock in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Southeast Asia” in Hanoi on November 16.