Rice shipments drop in nine months Business

Rice shipments drop in nine months

Vietnam shipped abroad some 3.76 million tonnes of rice worth 1.69 billion USD between January and September, dropping 16.4 percent in volume and 12.5 percent in value from a year earlier.
Cambodia to build more rice storehouses World

Cambodia to build more rice storehouses

The Cambodian government will join hands with businesses to build rice storehouses with dryers, with an expected capacity of 1.2 million tonnes per day.
Government aims to lift agricultural exports Business

Government aims to lift agricultural exports

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is striving to tackle falling exports of major farm products to assure it reaches its goal of 30 bln USD in agro-forestry-fishery export revenues.
Science-technology fuels Vietnamese coffee’s growth Sci-Tech

Science-technology fuels Vietnamese coffee’s growth

The development of science-technology in coffee cultivation through contributions from the Central Highlands Agriculture and Forestry Science Institute (CASI) has helped Vietnam establish itself as the world’s second largest coffee producer and top Robusta coffee exporter.
Society

VFF leader offers New Year wishes to southerners

President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan hailed the efforts made by the Steering Committee for the Southwest Region to improve the material and spiritual lives of locals while holding a pre-Tet meeting with the committee on February 12.
Business

Can Tho’s five-month exports fall by 14 percent

The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho exported nearly 392 million USD worth of commodities in the first five months of 2014, down 14 percent from a year earlier, according to Director of the municipal Department of Industry and Trade, Nguyen Minh Toai.
Business

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.
Agro-forestry-fishery exports hit 4.33 bn USD Business

Agro-forestry-fishery exports hit 4.33 bn USD

The export turnover of Vietnam’s agro-forestry-fishery products in the first two months of this year is estimated at 4.33 billion USD, representing a year-on-year increase of 9.4 percent.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, of the two months’ figure, 1.73 billion USD is from shipping abroad major farm produce, down 20.5 percent from the same period last year.
Business

Consortium to buy up surplus rice

The Vietnam Food Association (VFA) plans to purchase 1 million tonnes of summer-autumn rice between July 15 and August 30, but enterprises are concerned over a lack of capital for purchasing activities.
Business

Forestry, fisheries exports top 10 billion USD

The nation’s agro-forestry and fisheries export revenues exceeded 10 billion USD in the first five months of the year, a year-on-year rise of 41.5 percent, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) said.