Vietnam, Cuba promote agricultural cooperation

Vietnam and Cuba expressed their wish to expand agricultural cooperation via a number of cooperation programmes, including a rice production programme and a master plan for aquaculture in Cuba until 2020.

Businesses urged to invest in green production

Businesses have played an important role in promoting advanced manufacturing technology in an effort to create a green and sustainable economy, the Vietnam Business Forum Magazine (VBF) reported on August 18.
Soft loans target agriculture growth Business

Soft loans target agriculture growth

The State Bank of Vietnam approved a list of participants for a 2.3 trillion VND (109 million USD) pilot programme offering preferential loans for agricultural development.

Large-scale farming model intensifies to apply high-tech

Large-scale production models to enhance linkages and apply high-tech in a number of localities like Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Nghe An, Lam Dong, Hau Giang and Thai Nguyen have initially had positive results, the Vietnam Business Forum Magazine (VBF) has said.

Profits rise with large-scale fields

Large-scale rice production has helped raise farmers' incomes by lowering production costs and increasing yields as well as quality, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has reported.

Crop restructure, new tech application prove effective

Vietnam is paying special attention to crop restructuring and the application of science and technology to agricultural production to increase the values of exports including rice as agriculture is considered an important corner-stone of its economy, a radio report said.

Corporate involvement in new rural development

Together with farmers, businesses play a very important role in Vietnam’s new rural development. The Nghe An Agricultural Materials company, for example, has for many years helped farmers boost their productivity. A report by radio The Voice of Vietnam (VOV).
Soft loans help boost agricultural productivity Business

Soft loans help boost agricultural productivity

Financing for agricultural and rural development with a reasonable loan period and low interest rates has proven effective in ensuring the efficiency of agricultural production and increasing profits for farmers, the Nhan Dan (People) online newspaper reported.
Vietnam, Cuba deepen wide-ranging ties Politics

Vietnam, Cuba deepen wide-ranging ties

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and President of the Council of Ministers of Cuba Raul Castro Ruz have reached consensus on orientations to deepen bilateral ties in the future.

New wood production systems bark up the right tree

Wood products in Vietnam may have achieved a high level output, but they have not improved economic efficiency. A project by northern Quang Ninh province to improve production lines for wooden planks may work to reverse this trend. The Vietnam Economic News reports.
Ha Nam urged to maximise advantages for growth Politics

Ha Nam urged to maximise advantages for growth

Ha Nam should look to make full use of its advantages in transport, service industry, human resources, and industrial land, when making its five-year development plan, to achieve a sustainable growth.

WB helps boost small production in Lam Dong

Farmers in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong will benefit from a 8.5 million USD project funded by the World Bank to help them raise the competitive edge of their small-sized production.