Vietnamese rambutan has too many redoubtable rivals

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Rambutan, after dragon fruit, has been accepted to enter the US market. However, there are still a lot of things that need to be done in order to make rambutan salable in the US. Too few Global GAP rambutans Rambutans are being grown mainly in Dong Nai and Ben Tre provinces. However, the fruits which…


Vietnamese Hog Market

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VIET NAM – During the timeframe from 1996 to 2006, Viet Nam’s pork production more than doubled (132 per cent). This illustrates rapid growth- not mainly with large scale farms, but through constant growth from small farms, specialized pig households and the large scale farms, write Ron Lane, Senior Consultant, and Meggie Vo, Research Assistant,…


Vietnamese develops new method to grow eucalyptus

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VietNamNet Bridge – Cao Dinh Hung, a PhD University student in Australia, has been successful in developing a new method of using synthetic seeds to grow native eucalyptus and African mahogany trees, which are traditionally difficult to propagate from graft cuttings. Hung worked with Professor Stephen Trueman for three long years in the university laboratory,…


Vietnamese seafood firms to export to the EU

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HA NOI – The EU has officially certified 380 Vietnamese seafood firms to export their products to the European market, according to the Viet Nam Association of Seafood Exporters and Processors (VASEP). The new list of certified exporters will come into effect by tomorrow, said Tran Bich Nga, deputy director of the National Agro-Forestry-Fisheries Quality…


Rice export makes huge progress, says assn.

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Vietnam has made huge progress in the cultivation, processing and export of rice, the country’s Food Association said at a meeting held July 5 to review rice export during the first six months of the year. Rice export prices have also increased by US$27 per ton, the association said. It added Vietnamese enterprises exported 3.92…


Vietnamese litchis served as appetizing fruit for Chinese

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The litchi orchards in Luc Ngan, the “chief litchi district” of Vietnam are ripening profusely. Chinese merchants have been waiting here for a couple of weeks to collect litchis to carry to China for sale. Best products carried to China Chinese merchants have been present in Luc Ngan since late June 2011–they rent warehouses to…


Chinese lease Vietnamese land to grow sweet potatoes

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Not only collecting sweet potatoes in Vietnam, Chinese have also been coming to Vietnam, leasing land to grow sweet potatoes to export to third countries. Sweet potato growers in Binh Tan district in Vinh Long province are hurrying to expand the growing area to over 6000 hectares. When the prices of Japanese violet sweet potatoes…


Vietnamese Tra fish now recognised globally

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As many as 45 Vietnamese aquaculture facilities raising Tra fish – which accounts for 95 percent of the world market of white fish fillets – have been awarded the Global Good Agricultural Practice (GlobalGAP) certificate. The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Processors (VASEP) released the information recently, adding that another 18 fish farms are…


Large volume of Vietnamese litchi exported to China

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Over the past week, Vietnam has exported 400-500 tonnes of litchi to China every day via the Lao Cai international border gate. The average export price ranged between VND15,000-18,000 per kilo (4-5 Chinese yuan per kilo). During this year’s litchi season, all Vietnamese litchi products exported to China are packaged in line with international standards.…


Vietnamese group plants 100,000ha of rubber

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The Viet Nam Rubber Group (VRG) ‘s four subsidiaries yesterday kicked off a project to plant 100,000ha of rubber trees in Cambodia’s Kratie Province under an agreement between the two countries. The subsidiaries are the Dong Nai Kratie, Dong Phu Kratie, Phu Rieng Kratie and Loc Ninh Kratie companies. Addressing the ceremony, Cambodian Deputy Prime…


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