FAO to assist Vietnam to control aquatic diseases

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Officials of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and Vietnam have discussed assistance for the building of a network to prevent and control diseases in aquaculture in Vietnam . FAO Assistant Director General for Fisheries and Aquaculture Arni M. Mathiesen and Deputy Director General of FAO Fisheries Department Rohana Subasinghe met with Vietnamese Deputy…


Rubber supply growth may slow in third quarter as Vietnam delays tapping

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Natural rubber output in key growing countries will expand at a slower pace in the third quarter as a “severe” leaf disease delays tapping in Vietnam, according to the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries. Production from member countries, representing 92% of global supply, may increase 3.4% to 2.77 million metric tons during the July-to-September…


Vietnam attends Asian meeting on aquaculture

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(VOV) – Vietnam has taken part in the Asia Regional Ministerial Meeting on Aquaculture Food Security, Nutrition and Economic Development, which opened in Colombo, Sri Lanka on July 28. The meeting was jointly held by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) the Network of Aquaculture Centre in Asia-Pacific (NACA) and the host country’s Ministry of…


Vietnam, Sierra Leone sign agricultural deal

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Vietnam and Sierra Leone signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in agriculture in Hanoi on July 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 the MoU, the two sides will boost cooperation in…


Vietnam’s agro-forestry and seafood exports to hit US$13.9 bil

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(VOV) – In July, Vietnam is expected to fetch US$2 billion from exporting agro-forestry and seafood products, bringing total export turnover in the first seven months to US$13.9 billion, up 33.4 percent against the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). Vietnam’s key farm exports including coffee, pepper…


Indonesia will import 500,000 tons of rice from Vietnam

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Indonesia’s State board of logistics (Bulog) said Indonesia will import 500,000 tons of rice from Vietnam to strengthen its stocks this year. An agreement has been signed with Vietnam which offers cheaper price than the price set by Thailand, Bulog chief Sutarto Alimoeso said. The price of the Vietnamese rice with broken ratio of 15…


Vietnam boosts agriculture cooperation with Sierra Leone

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Vietnam and Sierra Leone have agreed to boost cooperation in agricultural trading and research and exchange of experts in the field. The agreement was reached at talks in Hanoi on July 25 between Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Thi Xuan Thu and Sierra Leone Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Forest and Food Security…


Vietnam pockets us$2 billion from rice export so far this year

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Vietnam exported 387,186 tonnes of rice, worth US$185.5 million in the first three weeks of July Vietnam exported 387,186 tonnes of rice, worth US$185.5 million in the first three weeks of July, pushing the total export volume to 4.3 million tonnes and a value to US$2 billion so far this year, according to the Vietnam…


Thai-Vietnam teamwork to cash in on climbing rice price

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BANGKOK (Commodity Online) : In an effort to take advantage of rising Rice prices, leading exporters Thailand and Vietnam are looking for strengthening cooperation in the matter. Thai rice exporters will meet their Vietnamese counterparts and the Vietnam Food Association in mid-September to evaluate the potential impact of the new government’s revival of crop mortgages…


Vietnam, Japan cooperate in food and foodstuff production

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Vietnam’s Dong Nai Food Industrial Corporation and Japan’s Marubeni Corporation on July 21 signed a strategic cooperation agreement on food and foodstuff production. The aim is to serve strategic agriculture projects by supplying agricultural produce for the cattle-feed processing industry, as well as minimizing losses after harvest and increasing the use of domestic materials to…


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