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…


Fisheries meeting again with miss. shrimpers

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A national fisheries representative is returning to Mississippi to talk to Vietnamese shrimpers about whether sea turtles need more protection. Shrimpers at a July 13 meeting said they’re doing all that is reasonable to save sea turtles. They also accused NOAA Fisheries Service of faking data and falsely blaming the fishermen of drowning the marine…


South Africa firms hope to boost co-operation

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Over 200 Vietnamese and South African businesses attended the Viet Nam-South Africa business forum on agro-forestry and fisheries, held on Monday in Johannesburg. Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Ho Xuan Hung said at the ceremony that Viet Nam’s agro-forestry and fishery exports had experienced a continued rise throughout the the past years which…


Vietfish 2011 to take place this month

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The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) will host a Vietnam Fisheries International Exhibition 2011 (Vietfish 2011) from Jun 28-30 in Ho Chi Minh City . The eventuality was approaching to attract a appearance of some-more than 190 international and internal exhibitors from 11 countries including Thailand , Norway , Germany , Japan…


Fisheries Deal Inked With Italy

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Italy and the Islamic Republic of Iran signed their first non-governmental memorandum of understanding in the fisheries sector. The MoU was signed between Italy’s fishing federation, Federpesca, and Iran’s Development Fund for Export of Aquatics at the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Embassy in Rome on Thursday, Mehr News Agency reported. Based on the MoU, the…


HCM City eyes 6% agricultural growth

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The ongoing Agriculture and Rural Development Programme in HCM City targets an increase of more than 6 per cent in farm output this year, an official said. HCM CITY — The programme, run by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and various associations and organisations, will stop rice farming on around 1,000ha of low-yield…


Vietnam, Mexico enhance agricultural cooperation

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Vietnamese ambassador to Mexico Le Thanh Tung and Mexican Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food, Francisco Mayorga, have agreed to promote agricultural cooperation in the future. At a recent meeting with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (Sagarpa), both sides have gave positive assessments of the advantages and…


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