Indonesia expands rice fields on Borneo island World

Indonesia expands rice fields on Borneo island

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has directed the Ministry of Public Works and Housing (PUPR) to expand the country’s agricultural land programme through a project to optimise 165,000 hectares of rice fields in Pulang Pisau district in Central Kalimantan on Borneo island.
Seminar looks to support economic empowerment for women Society

Seminar looks to support economic empowerment for women

Lao Cai province’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV) organised a seminar in the northern mountainous locality on April 26, seeking measures to promote economic empowerment for rural women.
More research needed for climate adaptation Environment

More research needed for climate adaptation

Climate change is the biggest challenge to Vietnam and the agricultural sector, and farmers and the poor are the most vulnerable. In response, a number of measures have been taken by the country to mitigate climate change.
Rice production drops slightly in summer-autumn crop Business

Rice production drops slightly in summer-autumn crop

Southern localities have harvested nearly 962,000 hectares of total rice farmed in the summer-autumn crop this year, equivalent to 88.7 percent of the same crop last year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
Mekong Delta rice productivity falls slightly Business

Mekong Delta rice productivity falls slightly

The Mekong Delta region had completed harvesting the year’s first rice crop (winter-spring crop) by the end of April, recording a slight year-on-year fall of 2.4 percent in productivity to 6.27 tonnes
Rice producers, exporters aim to increase consumption Business

Rice producers, exporters aim to increase consumption

An Giang Import Export Company (Angimex), one of the large rice export companies in Vietnam, plans to focus on improving its rice quality and better controlling plant-protection residues to promote rice exports, especially to the US and EU markets.