Astarta spurs hopes for Ukraine sugar output jump

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Ukraine looked on track for its first sugar surplus in five years, after top producer Astarta, terming its early beet harvest of the "highest level", said it was on track to lift by 75% output of the sweetener. Astarta said that the average beet weights, from a harvest which began late last month, were coming…


Salt price falls in Mekong Delta

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Price of salt has fallen considerably in the Mekong Delta Province of Bac Lieu, causing much despair for salt workers. Phan Minh Quang, deputy head of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in Bac Lieu Province, said that salt prices had soared earlier when some companies had purchased large amounts to meet demands from…


Sea fish output set to hit 260,000 tonnes by 2020

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(MARD) has approved a plan for developing breeding sea fish through 2015, with orientations for 2020. Under the plan, the output of sea fish raised in salt water and shrimp ponds is expected to reach 61,000 tonnes by 2015 and 98,000 tonnes by 2020. Sea fish raised in small cages is estimated to hit 44,000…


Denmark helps Dak Lak develop agriculture

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The Danish government has provided 84.8 billion VND (over 4 million USD) for the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak to implement an agricultural and rural development programme in the 2008-2012 period. At a working session with the provincial leaders on August 12, Deputy Ambassador of Denmark to Vietnam Lis Rosenholm praised Dak Lak province…


Vietnam likely to export 163,000 tonnes of cashew nuts in 2011

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The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has forecast that the country’s exported cashew nut volume will reach 163,000 tonnes in 2011, a total worth USD 1.32 billion. These figures represent a 17.6 percent decrease in volume but a 16 percent increase in value compared to the same period last year. According to MARD,…


Commune sets climate change example

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KIEN GIANG — Farmers in a commune in southern Kien Giang Province have improved agricultural production after learning about climate change, scientists said at a conference held by the Mekong River Commission recently. To Quang Toan, deputy head of the Southern Institute of Water Resources Research’s Department of Training and International Co-operation, said the unusual…


Cresting Mekong tributaries signal bumper rice crop

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CUU LONG DELTA — Flooding caused by rising water levels from the upper stream of the Tien and Hau rivers, two main tributaries of the Mekong River, has arrived one month early this year, contributing to a bumper harvest. Farmers are now busy catching fish, shrimp and other aquatic species brought by the flooding. An…


Mekong delta rice warehouse to be completed in 2013

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The construction of a warehouse capable of string of 4 million tonnes of paddy rice in the Mekong delta will be completed by 2013, two years later than scheduled. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development announced the delay on August 10, adding the implementation of the plan faced many difficulties. Under the plan, the…


Commodity market would benefit VN coffee

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Viet Nam has exported 14.24 million sacks of coffee, or 955 million tonnes, in the last 10 years – 91 per cent of total production. Exports dropped 17 per cent last year compared to 2009, but have risen in 2011. The price has also soared. Reporter Bich Ngoc spoke to Luong Van Tu, chairman of…


Cashew export prices on the up

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The quantity of cashew nuts exported from Viet Nam in the first seven months of this year is reported to have reached 84,000 tonnes with a turnover of US$656 million, according to Nguyen Thai Hoc, chairman of the Viet Nam Cashew Association (Vinacas). However, volume dec-lined 16 per cent but the value was up 14.8…


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