Vietnam has now begun officially exporting its mangoes to the US market, after the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) gave permission for the import of fresh mangoes from the Southeast Asian nation in 2017.
The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) has recently taken effect in Vietnam, which will bring about both opportunities and challenges for many fields, including agriculture.
Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has pledged to create favourable conditions for Vietnamese firms to continue investing in agricultural development in Laos.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has advised the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong to capitalize on its strengths in agriculture, tourism, and mining for its future overall development.
The U.S.-China trade war resulted in billions of dollars of losses for both sides in 2018, hitting industries including autos, technology - and above all, agriculture.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has asked heads of the steering committee for national target programmes and leaders of localities to apply various measures to speed up the One Commune-One Product (OCOP) programme.
Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong on December 12 requested the Vietnam Farmers’ Union (VFU) to better perform its role in connecting the Party and State with farmers, protecting the legitimate rights and interests of farmers, and proposing policies for agriculture, farmer and rural development.
Over the past years, Vietnam’s agricultural sector has reaped marked achievements, helping ensure national food security.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has approved a master plan on irrigation for the Tay Nguyen Central Highlands to 2030 with a vision to 2050 with total investment of more than 103 trillion VND (nearly 4.4 billion USD).
Vietnam’s agriculture sector is aiming for annual growth of a minimum 3%, with labour productivity improving 3.5% a year by 2020, said Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Ha Cong Tuan.
The “yellow card” warning must be taken as motivation to transform the fishery sector into a responsible and sustainable industry, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong has said.
The People’s Committees of provinces and cities across the country have been ordered to outline plans to fight drought and saline intrusion in the context of low water levels in many reservoirs, making it hard to provide sufficient water for agriculture production during the dry season 2018-2019.
Vietnam and India have defined biotechnology in agriculture and healthcare, super-computing and remote sensing as among key areas to drive bilateral trade to US$15 billion by 2020, the Indian government has said.
The Vietnamese and Cambodian ministers of agriculture had a meeting in Hanoi on October 12 to discuss ways to promote cooperation in agriculture, forestry, and fisheries between the two countries.
Vietnam earned about US$29.54 billion from agro-forestry-fishery exports between January and September, up 9.3% from the same period of 2017 and equivalent to 73% of this year’s target.
Room for technological application in agriculture remains huge, experts said during a seminar held in Hanoi on August 21.
US Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City Mary Tarnowka has expressed her wishes to further promote trade with the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho in the field of agriculture, thereby enabling firms from the Mekong Delta and Can Tho in particular to boost their exports to the US.
Bac Giang and Hai Duong province, Vietnam’s litchi hub, farmers are busily preparing for harvesting. The authorities have stepped up trade promotion programs inside and outside the country.
Vietnam’s export earnings from agro-forestry-aquatic products are likely to exceed 40 billion USD this year after reaching 15.6 billion USD in the first five months, said Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked Binh Thuan province to further improve the investment environment, remove difficulties for enterprises, and boost the growth of both industry and agriculture.