Agricultural imports rise 23 percent

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Vietnam saw a year-on-year increase of 22.6 percent to US$10.4 billion in the first eight months of this year in imports of material for production and processing and finished products for the farming, forestry and seafood industries. According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the increase was due to a large surge in…


Over VND100 bil allocated for agricultural encouragement in 2011-2015

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The National Agricultural Encouragement Centre has announced that as much as VND102.1 billion will be invested in fish farming for the next five years. This is part of agricultural encouragement projects applying the advanced methods to meet Global GAP (Good Agricultural Practice) standards. The focus will be on equipping farmers with aquaculture skills and knowledge…


Over VND1.4 trillion for agricultural promotion programme

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Over VND1.4 trillion will be allocated for the national agricultural promotion programme in the 2011-2015 period, according to the National Agricultural Promotion Centre. The fund will be used to implement seven key agricultural programmes nationwide, with a focus on promoting agricultural cultivation, breeding activities, fisheries, forestry, as well as organizing training courses on management, inspection…


New genome sequence could improve important agricultural crops

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An international team of scientists, funded in the UK by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), has sequenced the genome of a Chinese cabbage variety of a plant called Brassica rapa, a close relative of oilseed rape. The research, which is published today (28 August) in the journal Nature Genetics, could help improve…


Vietnam, Sierra Leone sign agricultural deal

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Vietnam and Sierra Leone signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in agriculture in Hanoi on July 27. Signatories were Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Thi Xuan Thu and Sierra Leone Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security Ali Mansaray. Under the MoU, the two sides will boost cooperation in…


Agricultural exports rise 33.4% in seven months

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Rubber is one of Vietnam’s leading exports. ( Image: VnEconomy ) Among the country’s key agricultural exports, coffee gained the most with a turnover of US$2 billion so far this year, a rise of 92.6% compared to a year ago. Pepper and rubber followed with year-on-year increases of 70.9% and 68.9%, respectively. Rice exports in…


Agricultural exports up 33%

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HA NOI — Viet Nam earned US$13.9 billion from agricultural exports during the first seven months of this year, a year-on-year increase of 33.4 per cent. According to the director of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Information and Statistics Centre, Nguyen Viet Chien, agricultural products such as rice, pepper and rubber made up…


Farm product exports surge 33.4%

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VGP – Việt Nam was estimated to earn US $13.9 billion from exporting agricultural, forest and seafood products in the first seven months of this year, up 33.4% against the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. Of the sum, the country was to pocket over US $2 billion…


Vietnam, Japan cooperate in food and foodstuff production

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Vietnam’s Dong Nai Food Industrial Corporation and Japan’s Marubeni Corporation on July 21 signed a strategic cooperation agreement on food and foodstuff production. The aim is to serve strategic agriculture projects by supplying agricultural produce for the cattle-feed processing industry, as well as minimizing losses after harvest and increasing the use of domestic materials to…


Viet Nam, Sri Lanka set up agricultural committee

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HA NOI — The agriculture ministers of Viet Nam and Sri Lanka have decided to create a Joint Agricultural Co-ordinating Committee, which will meet every two years to propose, plan, and implement programmes. During their meeting in Ha Noi yesterday, Vietnamese Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat and his Sri Lankan counterpart…


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