Will Vietnamese farmers benefit from new Thai rice pricing policy?


In principle, Vietnamese farmers will get benefits from the new Thai policy under which the government will buy rice at 15,000 baht (500 dollars) per ton from farmers. However, the benefits remain unclear, though the domestic price has increased slightly. How will the rice price be like? While some experts believe that the rice price…

Farmers “thirsty” for information


Offering easy access to information and communication is considered a top priority in policies for farmers in rural areas. Information is necessary for people of all strata and very important for their production and business activities. It appears paradoxical that in the era of information explosion with the strong development of different means of communication…

Unsettling farm trade with China


Vietnamese farmers and businesses are experiencing very unstable trade with Chinese traders who pay very high for farm produce they need, but when the commodity is in surplus the price drops. According to the Mong Cai Animal Quarantine Station in the northern province of Quang Ninh, since early this year, Chinese traders have paid high…

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