Cassava Exports Increase As China Prices Surge


Vietnam exported US$638 million of cassava in the first five months of the year, nearly equal to 110 per cent of the entire export revenue of last year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. Although the domestic price has risen to VND5,800 a kg, cassava is still exported to China in large…

Seed shortage threatens crop


Farmers in the central region are facing a shortage of short-term rice seed for the summer-autumn rice crop, which will be grown 25-35 days late because of the late harvest of the 2010-11 winter-spring rice crop. A prolonged cold spell has prolonged the maturing period of the current crop, causing a delay in harvest. To…

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