Pepper turnover nothing to sneeze at

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Viet Nam exported 20,000 tonnes of pepper in July, taking the year-to-date volume to 82,000 tonnes and earnings to US$446 million. The volume was down from the same period last year, but the turnover was higher than the full-year figure of $421 million in 2010, the Viet Nam Pepper Association said. Pepper output for this…


Thai rice dealers warn against gov’t price hike

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HCM CITY — Thai rice exporters are looking for alternative sources of supply in Viet Nam and Cambodia in case the new government makes prices too high for export. The Thai Rice Exporters Association (TREA) has been crying foul about the newly-elected Pheu Thai’s announced policy to allow farmers to mortgage their entire harvest for…


Agricultural exports up 33%

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HA NOI — Viet Nam earned US$13.9 billion from agricultural exports during the first seven months of this year, a year-on-year increase of 33.4 per cent. According to the director of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Information and Statistics Centre, Nguyen Viet Chien, agricultural products such as rice, pepper and rubber made up…


More qualify as rice-export firms

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Viet Nam had 44 companies that reached the necessary standards to obtain a licence to export rice under Decree 109 issued by the Government on the management of rice exports, said an official from the Ministry of Industry and Trade. Phan Van Chinh, director of the ministry’s Import and Export Department, said there were 50-60…


Viet Nam, Sri Lanka set up agricultural committee

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HA NOI — The agriculture ministers of Viet Nam and Sri Lanka have decided to create a Joint Agricultural Co-ordinating Committee, which will meet every two years to propose, plan, and implement programmes. During their meeting in Ha Noi yesterday, Vietnamese Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat and his Sri Lankan counterpart…


Vietnam’s rice exports to surge to record levels this year

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Rice exports from Vietnam, the world’s second-largest shipper after Thailand, will rise to a record seven million tons this year as higher prices set by Thailand’s new government are pushing buyers toward Vietnam, officials say. Thailand’s Puea Thai (For Thais) Party, which won a landslide election victory on July 3, campaigned on a promise to…


Viet-nam’s agriculture in recent years

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Resolution No 10 adopted by the Politburo’s in 1988 defines the role of the household’s economy in agricultural production. The correct policy has brought about great effectiveness, helping agriculture develop comprehensively in recent years the agricultural output has increased by 4.3% and rice production in the Mekong river delta has grown rapidly thanks to investment…


Chinese animal feed producer to buy Viet Nam livestock firm

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CP Pokphand, a Chinese animal feed producer, will buy a 70.8-per-cent stake in CP Viet Nam Livestock Co, one of the leading livestock and seafood companies in Viet Nam. CP Pokphand will acquire the interest from Bangkok-based Charoen Pokphand Group Co Ltd for about US$609 million – a figure equal to over 12 times CP…


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