VIETNAM EXPORTS 3.5 MLN TONNES OF RICE IN H1: VIETNAM FOOD ASS’N

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Vietnam exported 3.5 million tonnes of rice in the first six months of this year, earning US$1.7 billion, according to the Vietnam Food Association (VFA). The VFA reported that farmers in the Mekong delta, Vietnam’s largest rice bowl, have harvested over 210,000 ha of rice out of the total cultivated area of 1.6 million ha…


Large-scale rice farms become operational

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Several dozen large-scale rice fields with areas of between 100 and 2,000 hectares have been put to use in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta for the ongoing summer-autumn rice crop. This is the result of a programme launched in March by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to have rice grown on large-scale farms…


Seed shortage threatens crop

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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…


A little salt in your rice?

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Craquellent the green shoots of a salt land rice miniature. In addition, potted plants, heavy with grain, yellow. In the greenhouses of the Institute for Research on rice in the Mekong Delta (Cuu Long Delta Rice Research Institute,  CLRRI ), near the city of Can Tho, South Vietnam, agronomists develop the cereal tomorrow. Imperative: it…


Mekong delta needs to focus on rice

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Bac Lieu province and other Mekong delta provinces need to maintain the rice-growing acreage, to ensure national food security and social welfare. State President Nguyen Minh Triet issued this requirement during his working session with the Party committee and people of Bac Lieu on June 21. He stressed the need to apply advanced technology in…


An Giang province develops rice farm in Laos

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The Mekong Delta province of An Giang is working on a project to build a farm in its Lao twin province of Champassak. Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Ho Viet Hiep announced the project while meeting with Lao Deputy Prime Minister Somsavath Lengsavath in Vientiane on July 4 during his working visit to…


Rice price goes up

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The price of paddy rice in the Mekong Delta increased by VND200/kg on July 3 to reach VND5,750-5,850/kg. According to the Vietnam Food Association (VFA), the price is rising because rice exporters have to increase the volume of rice they purchase to meet new contracts signed with Bangladesh and Indonesia. Currently, 25-percent broken rice is…


Vietnam attends rice conferences in Thailand

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Vietnam together with world-leading rice trading nations are attending the World Rice Standard Summit 2011 in Nakhon Sawan province, Thailand, on June 22. Earlier, Vietnam also had a chance to seek international trade partners at the Thailand National Rice Conference in Bangkok on June 20. The two events are aimed at boosting rice production and…


Vietnam prices stable due to African rice demand

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Vietnam has been contracted to sell around 100 000 tonnes of 25% broken rice to several African nations so far in June, helping to keep prices stable at the start of a harvest in the Mekong Delta, traders said on Wednesday. Broken rice, which doesn’t cook well, is usually taken out during the milling process…


Dragon fruit, rice, catfish prices fall

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The price of dragon fruit, rice and tra catfish has been dropping steadily in the Mekong Delta region. A kilogram of medium-size dragon fruit sold for VND4,000-5,000 on May 29, while a kilogram of larger-size dragon fruit went for VND7,000-8,000. Merchants said the price of dragon fruit has fallen because local companies are facing difficulty…


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