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…


Central Highlands rubber bounces

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Provinces in the Central Highlands have planted rubber trees on more than 64,000ha in the last two years, taking the region’s total area under rubber to 174,720ha, the Tay Nguyen Steering Committee said. Kon Tum, Gia Lai and Dak Lak provinces have the largest areas under rubber. The trees have mostly been planted on infertile…


Rash farming decisions lead to high losses

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A project to grow high-yield cashew trees in new economic zones in the Central Highland province of Dak Lak has resulted in the loss of hundreds of billions of dong. The project, which started in 2002, cost the Government an estimated VND220 billion (US$10.5 million), according to agricultural experts. Le Thanh Hai, chairman of the…


Coffee price edges up as supply falls

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The price of Robusta coffee in the Central Highlands provinces rose by VND500 per kilogramme to more than VND50,000 last Friday. The VND500 hike – or US$25 per tonne – was much lower than in the London terminal market, coffee buyers in HCM City said. Exporters in Dak Lak Province offered Robusta grade 1 with…


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