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Rice exports to Russia shoots up 700 percent
Rice exports to Russia shoots up 700 percent

Vietnam exported more than 14,700 tonnes of rice worth 5.56 million USD in the first five months of this year to Russia, a year-on-year increase of…

Vietnam-US address key pork trade issues
Vietnam-US address key pork trade issues

Following the recent visit by Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to the US and meetings with President Trump, plans have been unveiled to enhance political

Drones making waves in aquaculture
Drones making waves in aquaculture

Flying drones are revolutionizing land-based businesses, with realtors taking aerial photos of for-sale houses, and retailers exploring drone-based delivery

EMS-ravaged shrimp sector bounces back in Belize
EMS-ravaged shrimp sector bounces back in Belize

The shrimp industry in Belize is on the mend after years of contending with diseases such as early mortality syndrome (EMS), according to a recent report

Vietnam tea exports continue to look bleak for 2017
Vietnam tea exports continue to look bleak for 2017

Global sales from tea exports continued a downward trajectory for the fifth consecutive year in 2016, dropping an average of 9.5% annually from US$7.2 billion

Rice traders cleared to ship rice to exclusive markets
Rice traders cleared to ship rice to exclusive markets

The Vietnam Food Association (VFA) has just lifted its ban on shipping rice to the so-called exclusive markets by traders other than its affiliates Vinafood

Vietnam’s sugar inventory: Not so sweet
Vietnam’s sugar inventory: Not so sweet

The Vietnam Sugarcane and Sugar Association (VSSA) has requested state authorities to take suitable measures to deal with sugar stocks and promote

Vietnam has to sell fruits cheaply because of poor processing
Vietnam has to sell fruits cheaply because of poor processing

Vietnamese have to buy some imported fruits at exorbitant prices, but can only export fruit at low prices.

Cashew segment banks on higher sales in the EU
Cashew segment banks on higher sales in the EU

The Vietnam Cashew Association has forecast exports for 2017 to rise 3.4% in volume and 5.6% in value against the figures for 2016 to US$3 billion

Shrimp prosper in mixed ponds
Shrimp prosper in mixed ponds

Breeding shrimp together with other aquatic products is preventing disease without using chemicals and providing sustainable results for farmers in the central

Unclear policies on hi-tech agriculture stifling investment
Unclear policies on hi-tech agriculture stifling investment

Encouraged by the government’s promise to give support in land and capital, especially the VND100 trillion credit package announced in early 2017

The search for better baby shrimp
The search for better baby shrimp

Vietnam has made great progress in breeding brackish-water shrimp, becoming the world’s third largest shrimp exporter with annual value of more than US$3 billio

VietGap agriculture fair opens today in HCM City
VietGap agriculture fair opens today in HCM City

An agriculture fair featuring produce farmed in compliance with VietGap and GlobalGap standards sponsored

Vietnamese fresh lychees enter Thailand
Vietnamese fresh lychees enter Thailand

Central Group Vietnam & Big C Vietnam shipped the first shipment of fresh lychees from Luc Ngan district, Bac Giang province to Thailand on June 20

Officials, business slam agriculture investment incentives
Officials, business slam agriculture investment incentives

Feasibility, ease of implementation and transparency in information are factors that will prove decisive in attracting investment for agriculture projects

New decree to help rice exporters
New decree to help rice exporters

The Ministry of Industry and Trade is drafting a decree to remove bottlenecks for domestic rice exporters, especially small-and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Making farming in the clouds a reality in Vietnam
Making farming in the clouds a reality in Vietnam

Modern day farming is a complex business that requires a great deal of technology for efficiency and success

China buys over 9,500 tons of lychees
China buys over 9,500 tons of lychees

China remains a traditional and important market for Vietnamese lychees, according to the Bac Giang provincial Department of Industry and Trade

FAO says rice trade competition will remain tough in 2017
FAO says rice trade competition will remain tough in 2017

FAO has predicted major rice exporters including Vietnam will still face tough competition this year despite a slight increase in global demand.

Assoc targets cashew exports of US$3.3 billion
Assoc targets cashew exports of US$3.3 billion

The Vietnam Cashew Association (Vinacas) has set an export target of US$3.3 billion this year for the cashew industry, a 10% year-on-year increase.

Rice exports need a new 'operating system'
Rice exports need a new 'operating system'

Statistics show that in early 2016, rice stocks at 143 rice businesses totaled more than 5.34 million tonnes.

As prices fall, warmwater shrimp claims dominance on UK shelves
As prices fall, warmwater shrimp claims dominance on UK shelves

Total shrimp retail sales hit £443.3 million (€506.1 million/$564.7 million) during the period, while volumes reached 32,225 metric tons.