Local rice industry needs technology in preservation, processing Business

Local rice industry needs technology in preservation, processing

The application of advanced technology in preservation and processing is the most important factor in Vietnam’s rice value chain, said Nguyen Hong Son, Director of the Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
Eight-month rice exports down Business

Eight-month rice exports down

Vietnam exported about 4.54 million tonnes of rice for nearly 2 billion USD in the first eight months of this year, up 0.3 percent in volume but down 14.9 percent in value from a year earlier, according to the Agro Processing and Market Development Authority (Agrotrade).
Seven-month rice export up in volume, but down in value Business

Seven-month rice export up in volume, but down in value

Vietnam exported 4.01 million tonnes of rice worth 1.73 billion USD in the first seven months of 2019, up 2.1 percent in volume but down 14.3 percent in value year on year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Droughts hit Thailand’s rice sector ASEAN

Droughts hit Thailand’s rice sector

This is a tough year for Thailand’s rice sector due to prolonged droughts in the northeast and strong baht (THB), said Honorary President of the Thai Rice Exporters Association Chookiat Ophaswongse.
Vietnam expands export markets for farm produce Business

Vietnam expands export markets for farm produce

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) is coordinating with other ministries, agencies and associations to organise a range of trade promotion activities, aiming to expand export markets for agricultural products, especially key staples.
January-June GDP picks up 6.76 percent Business

January-June GDP picks up 6.76 percent

Vietnam’s gross domestic product (GDP) expanded 6.76 percent, fueled by stable macro-economy, impressive rice exports, declining unemployment rate, and robust economic production, Director General of the General Statistics Office (GSO) Nguyen Bich Lam said at a press conference on June 28.