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MARD must reform procedures: official

(Date 30/10/2017)

Minister, Chairman of the Government Office, Mai Tiến Dũng, urged the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) to simplify quality control procedures to facilitate imports and exports.

Rice farmers rue missing out on price rise

(Date 30/10/2017)

Many farmers in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta are regretting that they did not stockpile any rice as prices rise continuously and supply remains limited.

US warns VN seafood exporters of unregulated fishing

(Date 16/10/2017)

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has warned Vietnamese seafood processors, importers and exporters to fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, following a new rule that takes effect next year.

Vietnam agrees plan to close all bear bile farms

(Date 20/07/2017)

(Mard – 19/7/2017) - In a historic move the Vietnamese government has agreed a plan with Animals Asia to finally end bear bile farming in the country. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlines an agreement between animal welfare NGO Animals...

Sơn La to enhance biodiversity protection

(Date 17/07/2017)

(Mard - 17/7/2017) The northern mountainous province of Sơn La should mobilise all resources at hand to overcome its current difficulties and enhance biodiversity protection, a senior official has said.