Sugar makers seek investment

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The Viet Nam Sugar and Sugarcane Association (VSSA) has proposed several measures to improve the sustainability and management of the domestic sugar industry. In a meeting last Saturday, the VSSA asked Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung to allow sugar factories to access more bank loans so they can make payments to sugarcane farmers, who need…


German investment fund buying up Kiwi dairy farms

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A German fund that has helped European investors acquire $111 million of New Zealand farm land, mainly for dairying, says there is no sign of their interest abating given the bullish outlook for agriculture and food production. Funds advised by Aquila Capital Green Assets, part of Germany’s Aquila Group, have acquired interests in 3983 hectares…


Grains a better bet than soft commodities – BarCap

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Futures in grains, supported by tight corn supplies, are a better bet than soft commodities, of which only cocoa looks set for price rises, Barclays Capital said, in a report forecasting a "bumpy ride" for raw materials. The outlook for commodity investors "is more challenging than it has been some time", with volatility set to…


Short supply prompts internal dairy investment

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Local dairy giants such as TH Milk and Vinamilk have denounced huge investment skeleton on pastures and dairy cow batch to cope with increasing dependence on imports and cost travel of divert products. TH Milk pronounced it would deposit 1.2 billion USD in lifting 137,000 dairy cows by 2017, with 70 percent in lactation to…


Bac Kan promotes agro-forestry investment

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The People’s Committee of northern Bac Kan province launched the Agro-Forestry Promotion and Investment Fund (APIF) at an investment promotion conference on June 29, aiming to encourage public-private partnership in the fields of agro-forestry and tourism. The fund will provide financial assistance from US$30,000 to US$100,000 for investment initiatives taken by private investors which meet…


Promoting opportunities for Vietnam’s agricultural investment in UK

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A delegation from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development led by Deputy Minister Diep Kinh Tan visited the UK from July 2-6 to seek opportunities for Vietnam’s agricultural investment promotion. At the July 5 meeting with more than 20 representatives from UK trade and investment organizations and businesses, the delegation introduced Vietnam’s agricultural potential…


Promoting opportunities for Vietnam’s agricultural investment in UK

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A delegation from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development led by Deputy Minister Diep Kinh Tan visited the UK from July 2-6 to seek opportunities for Vietnam’s agricultural investment promotion. At the July 5 meeting with more than 20 representatives from UK trade and investment organizations and businesses, the delegation introduced Vietnam’s agricultural potential…


Policies fail to increase forestry investment

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Favourable conditions and policies will continue to be offered to attract sustainable and environmentally sound private investment in the forestry sector, an official of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s forestry department has said. Nguyen Nghia Bien, head of the department’s planning division, said businesses which invested in reforestation and wood processing projects in…


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