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…


Foreign firms granted licence to export rice

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Four foreign-invested enterprises have been given a licence to export rice, Industry and Trade Deputy Minister Nguyen Thanh Bien said. The foreign companies joined the list of 44 that met the criteria to export rice under Government Decree 109 on the management of rice exports. Speaking in Ho Chi Minh City, Bien said five more…


Rice prices escalating, farmers now have more power in bargaining

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For the first time in the last many years, the summer-autumn rice price does not decrease, even though it is now the highest harvesting season. The price keeps the upward trend, bringing more profits to farmers. Vietnamese farmers now can sell rice well thanks to Thai price increases caused by the Thai government policy on…


Ministry approves saltwater fish breeding plan

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The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has approved the master plan to develop saltwater fish breeding in the 2015-2020 period. Accordingly, the ministry set a target of producing 61,000 tonnes of brackish and salt water fish in 2015, which will increase to 98,000 tonnes in 2020. The output of caged fish is expected to…


Vietnam to export more rice to cash in on surging demand

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HANOI (Commodity Online) : World’s second largest Riceexporter Vietnam said it will export more rice to cash in on the demand boom for the commodity. Vietnam Food Association said country’s rice exports rose 26 percent year-on-year in the first seven months as importers looked for new suppliers in anticipation that Thailand will raise its prices.…


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