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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Authorities step in to save old trees 1    Authorities step in to save old trees

The Ha Noi People's Committee has asked Ha Noi Urban Railway Management Unit to try to avoid chopping down many old trees to make way for a future metro line.

Young travellers rescue bus accident victims Young travellers rescue bus accident victims

A group of 16 young Vietnamese motorbikers were first on the scene at last Monday's tragic bus accident on its way from the resort town of Sa Pa, which killed 13 of the 50 passengers on a sleeper bus.

Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water

People living in apartment buildings of the capital's new urban areas are expressing concern over poor-quality tap water.

Minister acts on highway peril Minister acts on highway peril

The Ministry of Transport has urged Lao Cai People's Committee to co-ordinate the completion of the highway linking Noi Bai airport with Lao Cai and the resort town of Sa Pa.

VN film triumphs at Venice festival VN film triumphs at Venice festival

A film by Vietnamese female director Nguyen Hoang Diep beat seven other foreign debut features to win the Best Film prize at the 2014 Venice International Film Festival's International Critics' Week.