Vietnam’s rice bowl threatened by rising seas

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Climate change is turning rivers of Mekong Delta salty, spelling disaster for millions of poor farmers Sitting amid buckets of rice in the market, Nguyen Thi Lim Lien issues a warning she desperately hopes the world will hear: climate change is turning the rivers of the Mekong Delta salty. “The government tells us that there…


Vietnam’s livestock industry loses to foreign firms

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Vietnamese businesses in the livestock industry are losing their home market to foreign competitors, with the latter holding most of the animal feed and livestock breeding market share — the two most important sectors of the industry. According to many analysts, although numbering only around 20, foreign animal feed manufacturers are holding up to 70…


Vietnam can see great opportunities to export parboiling rice

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Vietnam’s parboiling rice has been exported to Eastern European countries, Africa and some Asian countries. If its plan to expand export markets goes smoothly, it may export 150,000 tons of parboiling rice this year. Truong Thanh Phong, Chair of the Vietnam Food Association (VFA), said at a recent conference that many countries have placed orders…


Vietnam likely to export 163,000 tonnes of cashew nuts in 2011

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The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has forecast that the country’s exported cashew nut volume will reach 163,000 tonnes in 2011, a total worth USD 1.32 billion. These figures represent a 17.6 percent decrease in volume but a 16 percent increase in value compared to the same period last year. According to MARD,…


Vietnam to export more rice to cash in on surging demand

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HANOI (Commodity Online) : World’s second largest Riceexporter Vietnam said it will export more rice to cash in on the demand boom for the commodity. Vietnam Food Association said country’s rice exports rose 26 percent year-on-year in the first seven months as importers looked for new suppliers in anticipation that Thailand will raise its prices.…


Vietnam ships more rice as global demand grows

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Vietnam shipped 4.61 million tons of rice during the first seven months. Vietnam’s rice exports rose 26 percent year-on-year in the first seven months as importers looked for new suppliers in anticipation that Thailand will raise its prices, industry insiders say. According to the Vietnam Food Association, the country shipped 4.61 million tons of rice…


Vietnam coffee premium said to drop as much as 18% in two weeks

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The premium buyers are prepared to pay for coffee in Vietnam fell as much as 18 percent in the past two weeks as roasters turned to beans stored in Europe, three traders said. Vietnamese coffee cost $140 to $150 a metric ton more than prices on NYSE Liffe in London, according to the people, who…


Vietnam rice price shoots up

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HANOI (Commodity Online) : Rice price in Vietnam, world’s largest rice exporter climbed sharply after global demand picked up, according to Viet Nam Food Association (VFA). Purchasing price of material rice last week jumped by VND250-300 per kilo to VND8,600-8,700 per kilo for five-per cent-broken rice, and to VND8,45-8,500 per kilo for 25-per cent-broken rice,…


Vegetable exports likely to reach USD 500 million this year

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The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) forecast the figure while the demand of world’s markets continues to rise. Vietnam’s major vegetable products for export include blue dragonfruit, pineapple, mango, avocado, papaw, jackfruit and canned and processed vegetables. Taiwan (China), the US, the EU, Japan, Russia, Canada and China still represent the main import markets…


Vietnam, Sierra Leone ink rural deal

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Vietnam and Sierra Leone inked a chit of bargain (MoU) on team-work in cultivation in Hanoi on Jul 27. Signatories were Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Thi Xuan Thu and Sierra Leone Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security Ali Mansaray. Under a MoU, the two sides will boost team-work in…


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