Imports of illegal sturgeon increase
More than 15 tonnes of unauthorised fish are brought into Viet Nam every day, equivalent to 5,000 tonnes a year, yet all of them have legal documents proving they are grown by domestic farms according to the Viet Nam Sturgeon Corporation.
Fishing boats that work in teams play an important role in increasing the amount of catch, but they need more support policies from the government, according to experts.
Sluggish progress on two irrigation projects in southern Kien Giang Province have caused major crop losses in Binh Son Commune of Hon Dat District.
Animal feed price hike hits production
The price of animal fodder rose by 40 per cent in the first six months of this year and is the main reason why farmers are facing serious losses or stopping production altogether.
Coffee farmers to brew success
About 1,500 coffee farmers in Viet Nam's Central Highland province of Lam Dong are set to receive free training in agricultural techniques to help boost their crop yields and quality of coffee beans.
Slow growth prompts new agricultural model
A new growth model for agriculture development was introduced as Government officials and local authorities gathered for the monthly cabinet meeting in Ha Noi on Thursday.
Beleaguered Delta farmers sell off land
With agriculture remaining generally unprofitable, many farmers in the Mekong Delta are forced to give up farming and sell their lands, causing concern among local authorities.
Rising sea levels put Delta at risk
The Mekong Delta, the country's biggest agricultural hub, might experience a sea level rise of 30cm sooner rather than expected - as early as 2040.
Prolonged rains over the past week in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta have severely affected the harvest and quality of the summer-autumn rice crop.
Brighter prospects for cassava
Demand for cassava starch and chips is likely to increase strongly in both local and international markets, auguring a bright future for the domestic cassava industry, experts said yesterday.
City to focus on safe vegetables
The municipal agriculture department plans to expand application of Vietnamese Good Agricultural Practices (VietGap) standards to 1,730ha, or 50 per cent of the city's vegetable gardens, by 2015.

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PM's India visit to bolster strategic ties 4    PM's India visit to bolster strategic ties

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung begins an official visit to India today, aiming to consolidate the strategic partnership between both countries and take it to new heights.

Law to ease real estate restrictions 1    Law to ease real estate restrictions

Most National Assembly members yesterday agreed that the amended Housing Law should allow more foreigners to be eligible to buy or own houses in Viet Nam.

National team in training ahead of AFC challenge 1    National team in training ahead of AFC challenge

The Japanese coach of Viet Nam's national football team, Toshyia Miura, says that fitness and tactics will be his priorities in a 10-day training camp in the southern province of Binh Duong.

Bear bile tourism shuts down in Ha Long Bear bile tourism shuts down in Ha Long

Bear bile tourism in the northern province of Quang Ninh's Ha Long City has finally been shut down, according to the non-governmental organisation Education for Nature – Viet Nam (ENV).

Artist restores traditional values through paper Artist restores traditional values through paper

Artist Phan Hai Bang, who created a very special type of paper called truc chi, is now working with his team to bring back what he calls "old values" in a really big way.