Agricultural exports to reach $12b in first half

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Agricultural and seafood exports will total US$2.1 billion in June, according to the director of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Developmnt’s Planning Department, Trang Hieu Dung. "The high export turnover in June has helped raise the export turnover for the country in the first six months of 2011 to nearly $12 billion – an…


Bunge starts $100 mln soybean crushing plant in Vietnam

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Agricultural processor Bunge Ltd has begun production at its US$100 million soybean crushing plant in southern Vietnam, which would help reduce risk and costs for local feed importers, the company and traders said on Monday. Production began on May 8 at the plant, which is designed to crush 1 million tonnes of soybean a year…


VietGAP chosen for Tra fish export certification

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HCMC – Vietnam’s General Directorate of Fisheries has decided to use VietGAP (Good Agricultural Practice) standards for certification of Tra fish for export, paving the way for exporters to later acquire certification from international agencies. Farmers with a bumper Tra fish harvest in the Mekong Delta in a file photo. The General Directorate of Fisheries…


Export of agricultural, forest and seafood products valued at USD 12 billion

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Figures from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development showed that the export value of agricultural, forest and seafood products in June reached USD 2.1 billion, raising the figure for the first six months of 2011 to USD 12 billion, a year-on-year increase of 38.7 percent. The two major export products of coffee and rubber…


Rural and agriculture census to start on Friday

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HCMC – A census on rural development and agriculture will begin on Friday across the country to gather latest data on current situations and development trends of a sector whose production makes up one-third of the country’s GDP. Polls will be conducted within a month among up to 16.34 million units, including 16.24 million farming…


Promoting opportunities for Vietnam’s agricultural investment in UK

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A delegation from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development led by Deputy Minister Diep Kinh Tan visited the UK from July 2-6 to seek opportunities for Vietnam’s agricultural investment promotion. At the July 5 meeting with more than 20 representatives from UK trade and investment organizations and businesses, the delegation introduced Vietnam’s agricultural potential…


Agricultural co-operatives help Can Tho City prosper

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The development of co-operatives in Can Tho City in recent years has helped increase income and create more jobs for farmers. Members of the Thoi An Seafood Co-operative in O Mon District are not concerned about outlets for their products because they have contracted to breed tra fish for the Hung Vuong Seafood Company. The…


US$23 million to be invested in rural Dak Nong

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The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will spend US$23.82 million to finance a sustainable development project for ethnic groups in the Central Highland province of Dak Nong. Funding for the project comes primarily from IFAD official development aid (81.27%) and non-refundable aid (1.8%). The rest will be provided by the Vietnam Bank for Agriculture…


Vietnam, Hungary promote agricultural cooperation

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A forum on opportunities in agriculture, forestry and seafood trade and investment for Vietnamese and Hungarian businesses has taken place in Budapest, Hungary. Vietnam boosts ties with European countries The event falls under the framework of a visit to Hungary by a Vietnamese delegation from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), led by…


Vietnam, Mexico enhance agricultural cooperation

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Vietnamese ambassador to Mexico Le Thanh Tung and Mexican Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food, Francisco Mayorga, have agreed to promote agricultural cooperation in the future. At a recent meeting with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (Sagarpa), both sides have gave positive assessments of the advantages and…


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