Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Nguyễn Xuân Cường said the export potential of fruits and vegetables is huge, with the products key to restructuring the sector.
The fifth seeds exhibition opened today in HCM City with over 350 booths set up by business groups, research institutes, schools, farms, co-operatives and businesses from around the country.
The northern province of Hải Dương will create favourable conditions and offer preferential policies for businesses investing in high-tech agriculture, post-harvest preservation, slaughterhouse construction and production chain development, provincial authorities said.
The Government needs new policies on land pooling and accumulation, as well as credit, to develop the farm economy, delegates said at a forum held in HCM City on Thursday.
Việt Nam risks a loss of 7.2 million tonnes of rice yield and 3.2 per cent of its agricultural land by the late 21st century as a result of climate change, according to a Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development forecast.
The Bank for Investment and Development of Việt Nam (BIDV) has reported a pre-tax profit of VNĐ3.2 trillion (US$140 million) in the first five months of 2017.
Pooling of land is needed to improve agricultural efficiency, but the Government also needs to have policies to safeguard the benefits of both farmers and businesses, a seminar on land pooling heard in HCM City on Monday.
Around 30,000 farmers across nine provinces in the country will get support from Google over the next three years to learn to use the internet for their work.
To achieve sustainable development, Việt Nam’s agriculture sector needs to improve productivity and quality as well as define the market structure for each farming product, experts said at the Việt Nam agricultural outlook conference in Hà Nội on Wednesday.
Japan’s Arrowfield Co. Ltd. has signed an agreement with Việt Nam Farmers’ Association on providing support for the growth and development of agriculture and farmers in Việt Nam.