Price of meat, vegetables to rise

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HA NOI — The price of meat and vegetables in the domestic market will not stabilise in the near future, according to experts. During a meeting in Ha Noi on Monday, ministries discussed strategies to reduce the cost of produce. Deputy director of the Cultivation Department Pham Dong Quang said that in recent weeks, the…


Foreign players brew up coffee market dominance

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Capital shortages are behind local coffee exporters’ less competitiveness to foreign rivals. Nguyen Minh Duong, vice director of Central Highlands’ Dak Lak province-based, leading coffee exporter Tay Nguyen Coffee Investment Export-Import Company, said Vietnam-based foreign coffee processors had used their big pockets to buy up a large volume of coffee beans from farmers. “Shortages of…


Rice market: exporters fear loss, farmers fear unsalability

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The decision by the Vietnam Food Association (VFA) to halt the purchase of one million tons of summer-autumn rice since July 15, has made the rice price decrease in Mekong Delta and made farmers worried. In the first two weeks of July, a kilo of unhusked rice or a kilo of five percent broken rice…


Robusta export market frozen

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The price of Robusta coffee beans fell to VND50,600 (US$2.4) per kilo in the Central Highlands of Viet Nam, VND600 under its quotation on last Friday. The fall came in line with the lower price at the close of London’s Robusta futures market on the last trading day last week. London’s futures market for robusta…


Vege growing getting harder

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Vegetable growing is becoming an increasingly hard row to hoe, say Nelson market gardeners. Robbie Conning has been growing greens at Hope for 30 years and says the last three have been the most difficult he’s experienced. Increasingly fickle weather, rising compliance and fuel costs and marketing strategies that favour bigger growers mean "it isn’t…


Authorities urged to monitor vegetable prices at the wholesale market

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DOHA: The Consumer Protection Department has been urged to take strict  steps to control vegetable sales and prices at the wholesale market, reported an Arabic daily yesterday. Vendors at the wholesale market refuse to sell certain vegetables to retail customers and some are sold at very high prices, customers complain. Many customers complain that the…


Creating a Sustainable Tra Fish Market

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A seminar on the certification and sustainable development of tra fish was held in Ho Chi Minh City on June 27 by the Vietnam General Department of Fisheries in cooperation with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP). The event draw the participation of Vietnamese…


Expanding Dragon Fruit Export Markets

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To actively engage in the international market, Vietnamese fruits must meet Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) standards such as Global GAP, VietGAP and EuroGAP. Vietnamese dragon fruits recently achieved this certification and due to their high economic value are proving a valuable export. With 10,000ha devoted to dragon fruits, Binh Thuan has the largest area allocated…


Apple growers’ pleas fall on deaf ears

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The soaring exchange rate is on the minds of apple growers attending their annual conference in Havelock North today, but pleas to the Government to do something to ease the industry’s crippling burden have fallen on deaf ears. Pipfruit New Zealand chairman Ian Palmer says the industry is unviable with the kiwi dollar at US87c.…


Cash corn still rising as supply tightens

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For the past three weeks, grain buyers have been aggressively bidding cash corn trying to wrest what old crop farmers still have stored in bins or at elevators. In a typical marketing year, the local corn supply gets tight. But 2011 is anything from typical. Across central Iowa, elevators have been bidding well over Chicago…


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