Urban market becomes cramped, banks flock to rural areas

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VietNamNet Bridge – Banks have been stepping up the lending to the agriculture sector and rural areas. Developing the rural market is considered “a stone that kills two birds”, because this allows to push up credit, while this can help develop the agriculture and rural areas as requested by the State. The representative from Lien…


Rural poor in Vietnam face harsher living conditions

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More rural Vietnamese are struggling with meager diets, less agricultural land and lower wages during the 2008-2010 period, according to recently released data. The study, which was released on Wednesday (July 6), is based on evidence gathered in the former Ha Tay, Lao Cai, Phu Tho, Dien Bien, Lai Chau, Nghe An, Quang Nam, Khanh…


Grazing and farming land taken over to offset carbon

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FARMERS fear a new rush of environmental plantings for biodiversity and carbon offsets will accelerate the loss of land for food production. In an emerging trend, carbon traders are starting to buy farms to generate carbon credits for sale under voluntary schemes or – assuming legislation clears the Senate – the federal government’s Carbon Farming…


Urban market becomes cramped, banks flock to rural areas

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VietNamNet Bridge – Banks have been stepping up the lending to the agriculture sector and rural areas. Developing the rural market is considered “a stone that kills two birds”, because this allows to push up credit, while this can help develop the agriculture and rural areas as requested by the State. The representative from Lien…


Economics pushing vets out of rural areas

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The new president of the American Veterinary Medical Association is Dr. Rene Carlson of Chetek, Wisconsin. She says while the organization faces a number of issues, “The number-one issue is economics.” Specifically, the cost of becoming a vet has increased substantially compared to what they can expect to earn. “If you look at a financial…


GSO plans rural, agriculture, fishery census

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The General Statistics Office (GSO) will conduct a national rural, agricultural and fishery census in July. Illustration photo The census aims to collect basic information to serve the assessment of reality and the making of orientations, planning and policies for agricultural and rural development in the future. The census will focus on three major domains,…


VN to conduct nationwide rural, agriculture survey

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Vietnam will carry out a nationwide intensive survey of its rural, agricultural and seafood sectors from July 1 to 30. Farmers in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang harvest rice (Photo: SGGP) According to the central steering board for surveys, this study is aimed at collecting basic information in the above sectors to assess…


Rural and agriculture census to start on Friday

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HCMC – A census on rural development and agriculture will begin on Friday across the country to gather latest data on current situations and development trends of a sector whose production makes up one-third of the country’s GDP. Polls will be conducted within a month among up to 16.34 million units, including 16.24 million farming…


US$23 million to be invested in rural Dak Nong

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The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will spend US$23.82 million to finance a sustainable development project for ethnic groups in the Central Highland province of Dak Nong. Funding for the project comes primarily from IFAD official development aid (81.27%) and non-refundable aid (1.8%). The rest will be provided by the Vietnam Bank for Agriculture…


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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