PSNews – The 2018 The Rice Trader (TRT) World Rice Conference, one of the world’s premier conferences on the rice trade kicked off on October 10 in Hanoi. The three-day conference drew the participation of about 600 international and domestic delegates.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked the Ministry of Finance to provide 50,790 tonnes of rice from national reserves to the central province of Thanh Hoa to support families involved in forest protection.
The National Assembly Standing Committee on December 12 passed a resolution approving the addition of VND553 billion (US$24.2 million) to the budget estimates to buy rice for the national reserve.
Early season flooding and heavy rainfall have severely damaged thousands of hectares of rice fields in the Mekong Delta province of Long An.
Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh and Bangladeshi Minister of Food Advocate Md Quamrul Islam have signed a document extending the two countries’ memorandum of understanding (MoU) on rice trade that will allow Vietnam to sell up 1 million tonnes of rice to Bangladesh each year.
China, already the largest importer of Vietnam’s sticky rice, has emerged as the biggest buyer of Vietnamese fragrant rice, according to exporters.
Vietnam exported an estimated 1.28 million tonnes of rice in the first three months of the year, earning US$570 million, down 18% in volume and 17.3% in value compared to the same period last year.
A seminar was held in Hanoi on March 17 underlining changes to management institutions to improve the rice value chain and Vietnamese rice’s competitiveness.
PSNews – Ms. Kieu has created 500 pictures only in the past 2 years with the use of rice, and then exported her pictures bearing the “Soul of Vietnamese villages” to international friends.
Vietnamese Cambodians living in Siem Reap province, Cambodia, have received five tonnes of rice, a present from Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
On November 4, Deputy Minister Le Quoc Doanh of the Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Development attended a ribbon cutting ceremony for an expansion of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) offices in Hanoi.
More than 92 percent of Vietnam’s rice exports in the first three months of the year was under trade deals of businesses, according to the latest report of the Vietnam Food Association (VFA).
More organisations are offering new financial products and services that are changing the form and nature of the market and are shaping the future of financial inclusion.
The Prime Minister has instructed the Ministry of Finance to allocate over 10,400 tonnes of rice from the national reserves for 12 localities to help the needy on the occasion of the lunar New Year festival.
The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Labour (MOLISA) has pledged to provide 300 tonnes of rice in aid to the central province of Quang Ngai which was hard hit by flooding during November 30-December 8.
Already a major coffee and rice exporter, Vietnam is now turning its attention to fruit and vegetables.