Tra farms thirsty for capital, banks turn away

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VietNamNet Bridge – Farmers need more capital to maintain production and boost exports. However, bankers do not intend to pour money into the industry. No banker said at the meeting reviewing the production and consumption of tra fish in Can Tho City on July 22, that they would lend money to fund tra farming, though…


Agricultural sector focuses on climate change

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The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) will spend nearly 9.5 billion VND (430,000 USD) implementing a national programme on climate change in 2011 in order to ensure sustainable agricultural production and national food security. The programme will assess the level of climate change, build climate change and rising sea level scenarios and implement…


Can Tho projects second agricultural hi-tech zone

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The Can Tho Municipal People’s Committee has summoned its subordinate agencies to discuss the plan to build the second agricultural hi-tech zone. Under its master plan on agricultural development, Can Tho will build 3 agricultural hi-tech zones with a total investment of VND 3,100 billion. Earlier, the City has entered into the construction of the…


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…


Large-scale rice farms become operational

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Several dozen large-scale rice fields with areas of between 100 and 2,000 hectares have been put to use in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta for the ongoing summer-autumn rice crop. This is the result of a programme launched in March by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to have rice grown on large-scale farms…


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