Vietnam, Cuba boost cooperation in rice production, trade

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Vietnam and Cuba have discussed measures to increase bilateral cooperation in various areas, especially rice production. Despite numerous difficulties, the Vietnamese Government gives priority to cooperation projects on rice production with Cuba, said Construction Minister Trinh Dinh Dung at the 29th session of the Vietnam-Cuba Inter-governmental Committee in Hanoi on October 7. Mr Dung, who…


Vietnam needs rice export strategy

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The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has drawn up a food security strategy to ensure a balance between production and consumption. However, economists say that Vietnam should have a macro policy based on the prospect of rice exports in the world. The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has proposed a number of…


Vietnam cuts 2011 coffee export forecast to 1.12m tonne

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Vietnam, the world’s top robusta producer, has cut its annual coffee export projection for the calendar year 2011 to 1.12 million tonnes, or 18.7 million bags, from a previous forecast of 1.17 million tonnes, the agriculture ministry said. August’s export volume of 36,000 tonnes was below previous forecasts, leading to the downward adjustment for the…


Coffee harvest in Vietnam region to climb 10 pct as quality rises

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Coffee production from Vietnam’s main growing province may jump 10 percent this season as bean quality climbs, producers and the government said, bolstering forecasts that a record nationwide crop will swell global robusta supplies. Dak Lak’s harvest, which accounts for about a third of the nation’s harvest, may rise to 400,000 metric tons, according to…


Vietnam takes part in coffee conference in London

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Vietnam joined representatives from 80 other coffee importers and exporters worldwide at the 107 th session of the International Coffee Organisation (ICO) inLondon from Sept. 26-30. During the session, the delegates discussed the apparatus of the ICO in the new tenure, accessed the situation in the world market and made forecasts on worldcoffee outputs in…


Foreign firms corner Vietnam’s husbandry industry

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Foreign businesses hold most of the animal feed and livestock breeding market share and are working together to increase prices, according to local industry advocates. “While local firms are suffering losses, and narrowing production, foreign ones are growing in Vietnam, dominating the market, making corrupt use of policy gaps, and increasing prices unreasonably to earn…


Vietnam helps Cuban rice production

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Vietnam’s agricultural experts have conducted a training course on rice cultivation for Cuban farmers in Pinar del Rio province. Director of the provincial Rice Experimental Centre, Alexander Miranda said Vietnamese experts will provide Cuban farmers with advanced rice cultivation, watering and caring technologies along with techniques to improve productivity and yielding. Vietnam will also transfer…


Chinese company invests in animal feed in Vietnam

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A Chinese Company, Sichuan Tequ Group on Monday officially commenced production of animal feed in Vietnam’s northern Bac Giang Province. Khu Hope Feed Company, the first feed company invested by Tequ Group in Vietnam, with the investment of ten million U.S. dollars and an annual output of 400,000 tons, is currently the largest Chinese-funded feed…


Thailand and Vietnam to discuss rice pricing strategy

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Thai rice exporters plan to gather with Vietnamese partners and the Vietnam Food Association (VFA) in mid-September, to discuss the possible impacts of the Thai new policy on supporting agricultural development on the rice prices. With the new policy initiated by the new Thai Government, the prices of Thai rice will increase, which will surely…


Vietnam coffee exports may fall 23 percent in August, Marex says

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Coffee exports from Vietnam, the world’s largest producer of the robusta variety used in instant coffee, may have fallen 23 percent last month from the year earlier period, according to Marex Spectron Group. Bean shipments were estimated at 65,000 metric tons in August, down from 84,000 tons in the same period last year, the London-based…


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