Agro-forestry-fishery exports increase 50%

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The Hanoitimes – The nation’s total export turnover of agricultural, forest and fishery products reached nearly US$3.6 billion in the first two months of this year, an increase of 50.7% against the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. The export value of most agricultural, forest and aquatic products…


Agricultural insurance pilot plan

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The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development held a workshop in Ha Noi last Friday to discuss the feasibility of agricultural insurance and collect opinions from representatives of localities and insurance companies about a pilot programme on the insurance. The pilot programme is set to be implemented in July. "The fragmented and clustered character of…


Better methods to boost cacao crop

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The area under cocoa in Viet Nam will quadruple in a decade to 80,000ha under a Government programme if the country strengthens its agricultural extension activities to improve farmers’ growing and other techniques, a conference heard in HCM City yesterday. Speaking at the conference, the annual meeting of the Viet Nam Cacoa Co-ordination Committee (VCC),…


VIETNAM’S RICE EXPORTS MAY HIT UP TO 7.4MLN TONNES THIS YEAR

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The Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has forecast that the country’s rice exports could reach 7.1 to 7.4 million tonnes this year. This figure was released in the context that several Southern American countries such as Argentina and Uruguay saw their rice output fall in the 2011-2012 crop. Argentina’s rice output is expected…


VIETNAM RICE EXPORTERS REQUIRED TO HAVE CERTIFICATION: VIETFOOD

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Rice exporters would need certificates from the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) in order to be eligible to export the commodity as of October 1 this year, according to the Vietnam Food Association (Vietfood). Currently, any business can export rice without having to adhere to industry regulations. Vietfood chairman Truong Thanh Phong said the…


Agricultural insurance to take root

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Agricultural insurance has triggered a great deal of concern among insurers and the beneficiaries though its trial application now underway in 21 provinces and municipalities. Bao Minh Insurance Joint Stock Corporation’s professional services director Nguyen Van Minh sheds some light on the pilot programme. Agricultural insurance was formerly handled by scores of insurers but all…


Fertiliser, steel prices rise

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A multi-layered distribution system, high production and transport costs, and an artificial supply shortage have fuelled domestic fertiliser and steel prices despite the -autumn crop. The price started increasing by VND1,000-3,000 a kilo since late last year. For example, in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta region, urea fertiliser rose by VND1,300 to VND9,800 a kilo…


Vietnam rice exports forecast at 650,000 tons in june

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Vietnam, the world’s second-biggest rice exporter, may ship 650,000 metric tons this month, according to figures released today from the General Statistics Office in Hanoi. The nation exported 644,000 tons in May, down 1 percent from a previous assessment of 650,000 tons, revised figures from the Statistics Office show. Exports in the first half of…


VIETNAM EXPORTS 3.5 MLN TONNES OF RICE IN H1: VIETNAM FOOD ASS’N

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Vietnam exported 3.5 million tonnes of rice in the first six months of this year, earning US$1.7 billion, according to the Vietnam Food Association (VFA). The VFA reported that farmers in the Mekong delta, Vietnam’s largest rice bowl, have harvested over 210,000 ha of rice out of the total cultivated area of 1.6 million ha…


VN to conduct nationwide rural, agriculture survey

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Vietnam will carry out a nationwide intensive survey of its rural, agricultural and seafood sectors from July 1 to 30. Farmers in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang harvest rice (Photo: SGGP) According to the central steering board for surveys, this study is aimed at collecting basic information in the above sectors to assess…


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