Firms want higher salt imports

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Enterprises have called for an increase in salt imports in order to maintain production output. However, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, after considering a Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development proposal, has decided to halt salt imports temporarily in order to adjust domestic salt prices. Halting salt imports is expected to encourage enterprises to…


Rwanda: Agriculture Body Joins Fight Against Poultry Disease

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Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) in partnership with The African Union Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) has launched a vaccination exercise to eradicate previously neglected poultry diseases to minimise losses incurred by farmers. For the last five years, records indicate that Newcastle disease has claimed over 1.5 million birds causing an approximate loss of US$13.6m.…


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, Sierra Leone ink rural deal

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Vietnam and Sierra Leone inked a chit of bargain (MoU) on team-work in cultivation in Hanoi on Jul 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 a MoU, the two sides will boost team-work in…


Agriculture continues to be the South’s advantage

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At a recent conference in HCM City, authorities from the city and Mekong Delta provinces said that agriculture remains the region’s strong point and called for more investment in local agriculture. The July 26 conference on promoting agricultural investment in HCM City and Mekong Delta provinces was attended by representatives from ministries and more than…


Urban market becomes cramped, banks flock to rural areas

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VietNamNet Bridge – Banks have been stepping up the lending to the agriculture sector and rural areas. Developing the rural market is considered “a stone that kills two birds”, because this allows to push up credit, while this can help develop the agriculture and rural areas as requested by the State. The representative from Lien…


Pork board criticises agriculture officials

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The high stakes involved in allowing imports of raw pork that might contain a potentially deadly pig disease could have meant agriculture officials took a more conservative approach, a judge has been told. "Ultimately if the worst happens they will be the ones in the public eye who carry the can," deputy solicitor-general Cheryl Gwyn…


Agriculture continues to be the South’s advantage

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(VOV) – At a recent conference in HCM City, authorities from the city and Mekong Delta provinces said that agriculture remains the region’s strong point and called for more investment in local agriculture. The July 26 conference on promoting agricultural investment in Ho Chi Minh City and Mekong Delta provinces was attended by representatives from…


Vietnam boosts agriculture cooperation with Sierra Leone

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Vietnam and Sierra Leone have agreed to boost cooperation in agricultural trading and research and exchange of experts in the field. The agreement was reached at talks in Hanoi on July 25 between Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Thi Xuan Thu and Sierra Leone Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Forest and Food Security…


Agriculture boost to ensure food security

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HA NOI — Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung called on the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to promote large scale agricultural production to ensure food security and boost exports, at a Government meeting held yesterday. Relevant authorities were urged to implement measures aimed at increasing the amount of breeding stock, stabilise food prices and…


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