Supplies of essential goods ensured under all circumstances: Minister

“No locality will face a shortage of essential goods,” he said. Supplies will be sufficient to meet the needs of people, even when the pandemic prolongs for one month, two months, six months, or longer, he affirmed. In the worst situation, the ministry will ask the government to mobilise national reserves, he said. Deputy Minister […]

Khanh Hoa’s tuna fishermen net high profits

On average, a boat using a net can harvest from 5 to 10 tonnes of tuna per trip. High and stable prices, as well as favourable weather, are the main reasons for an expected bumper tuna season, according to a local fisherman. The main fishing ground is the Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands and DK1 rigs […]

Farmers switch to lemongrass cultivation

In Krong A commune in the Central Highlands province, the cultivation of lemongrass has helped many farmers escape poverty. Coffee, pepper and sugarcane are affected by climate change and have low prices. The Krong A commune Farmers Association has instructed farmers in techniques to grow lemongrass to produce essential oil. Nguyen Văn Tuân is one […]

Vietnam’s pork imports up over 200 percent

Pork imports aimed to make up for the shortage in supply and cool off skyrocketing pork prices in the country which were caused by the African swine fever. Pork was mainly imported from Canada (up 29 percent), Germany (19 percent), Poland (12 percent), Brazil (12 percent) and the US (5.5 percent). Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan […]

US becomes top importer of Vietnamese tra fish in February

Although tra fish exports to most markets last month fell sharply from the same period last year, shipments to the US reached 18.1 million USD, accounting for 17.8 percent of the total. VASEP predicted further growth in the export of this commodity to the North American market despite the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the trading […]

Ben Tre steps up installation of fishing vessel monitoring devices

Since June 2019, the province has installed tracking devices on local fishing vessels. To date, the devices have been installed on 453 vessels with length of 24 metres or more, equivalent to 96.58 percent, and 875 boats with length of from 15 metres to under 24 metres, or 50.75 percent. Huynh Van Cung, head of […]

Vietnam Red Cross Society supports drought-affected people

Earlier, the VRC coordinated with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to carry out emergency relief activities for locals in 12 communes of Ben Tre, Bac Lieu and Tra Vinh provinces with total expenses of over 2.5 billion VND (107,316 USD). By the end of this April, 24,000 poor and […]

Kien Giang to expand industrial shrimp farming

Quang Trong Thao, deputy director of the department, said to ensure safe, sustainable and efficient shrimp farming, the province would carefully monitor the farming environment and outbreak of diseases to promptly address problems. The province is carrying out a plan to proactively monitor for diseases in shrimp farming areas in Kien Luong district’s Binh Tri […]

Rosy signs show bright prospect for rice export

In the first two months of 2020, about 900,000 tonnes of rice worth 410 million USD were shipped abroad, up 27 percent in volume and 32 percent in value year on year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). Export prices averaged 478 USD per tonne in January, rising 7 percent from […]

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