City cracks down on mystery meat

(Mard - 09/6/2017) Pork without clear origins will not be allowed to be sold in HCM City’s two main wholesale markets--Hóc Môn and Bình Điền--starting next month, the city administration has announced.

Organic product demands keeps rising

(Mard - 05/06/2017) Demand for organic farm and other products has increased significantly both in Việt Nam and globally, and this is good news for businesses investing in the field, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Pepper farmers urged to keep calm and carry on

(Mard - 29/05/2017) Industry leaders have called on distraught and anxious pepper farmers to remain calm and refrain from selling their produce at low prices, saying the current price plunge is most likely a fleeting phenomenon.

Ministry to tighten control of divestment and equitisation

(Mard - 15/02/2017) The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) will tighten control over company equitisation and impose strict penalties on irresponsible leaders who delay this process, Deputy Minister Hà Công Tuấn said at a conference in Hà Nội yesterday.

Aussies open door to VN mango

(Mard - 19/09/2016) Australia has given the green light for Vietnamese fresh mango to be imported into the country after nine years of negotiations, making it the second Vietnamese fruit, after litchi, to be presenting in the demanding market.

Provinces launch battles against drought

(Mard - 08/04/2016) Central Highlands province of Đắk Lắk has invested VNĐ26 billion (US$1.15 million) on drilling bore wells and building water supply projects.

Drought, salinity hits fishery exports

(Mard - 21/03/2016) Severe drought in the Mekong Delta has badly affected agriculture and aquaculture, threatening a scarcity of raw materials for seafood exports.

Salt industry will be restructured

(MARD - 25/06/2015) Under a five-year restructuring (until 2020) action plan for the industry presented by the ministry at a conference held in Ha Noi on Tuesday, production area would be expanded to 14,500ha with an annual productivity of 2 million tonnes.

Mekong Delta building five areas to cultivate special rice

(MARD - 10/03/2015) The establishment of five new specialised rice-growing zones is underway in the Mekong Delta to meet the growing demand of domestic and international markets.

Vietnam spent much on animal feed imports

(MARD - 25/03/2014) According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, in 2013 Vietnam earned U.S. $ 2.95 billion from rice exports but spent U.S. $ 3 billion on animal feed and raw materials imports. Vietnam has spent over U.S. $ 4 billion on importing corn, soybeans and wheat. In the first two months of 2014, Vietnam has spent U.S. $ 375 million on feed and raw materials imports, up 4.7 % compared to the same period last year. Vietnam has imported 1.26 million tons of corn worth U.S. $ 326 million, seven times bigger in volume than the same period last year. Imports from Brazil and Thailand account for more than 90 %.