Month: January 2013

Ecosystem service scheme shows promise as parties share profits

Forest coverage increased from 33.2 in 2009 to 39.7 per cent last year, which was close to the 40 per…

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Whispers wound maize prices

The price of raw maize has dropped sharply in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta in recent days after rumours spread…

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Rice producers seek to build on net grains

Viet Nam’s rice output reached about 43.96 million tonnes last year, a year-on-year increase of 1.64 million tonnes.—File photo HCM…

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Viet Nam rejects US claims of shrimp industry subsidy

by Xuan Hiep Farmers collect shrimp at a farm in the southern province of Bac Lieu. The country’s seafood producers…

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Pepper farms lack sustainability

Farmers harvest pepper in the central province of Quang Tri. Falling productivity, disease and oversupply threaten the incomes of pepper…

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Drought destroys upland crops

An ethnic woman harvests corn crop at a local field in Central Highland Dak Lak Province. A drought that began…

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North looks to south to supply flowers for Tet

The Mekong Delta’s two most famous flower villages, Sa Dec in Dong Thap Province and Cai Mon in Ben Tre…

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Rice research institute encouraged to innovate

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan urged the Mekong Delta Rice Research Institute to create new varieties of the staple…

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Pilot projects help improve rural incomes, say officials

Farmers have earned high incomes from raising milk cows and orchids, but these activities require a large amount of capital.—File…

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Ministry to introduce new food labelling standards

Cu Chi District residents shop for rice and other agricultural products that were produced under VietGap standards by the Tho…

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Dong Nai livestock zones lack power, roads

An animal husbandry zone in Xuan Dinh Commune, Xuan Loc District, in the southern province of Dong Nai. A lack…

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Fruit prices soar in Mekong Delta

A farmer harvests mangoes in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Dong Thap. Fruit varieties grown in the region…

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