The Viet Nam Food Association (VFA) says that in October, export rice prices increased by US$30-40 per tonne to over $400/tonne on the strength of rising demand from China.
However, average rice export prices for the first ten months of this year was still slightly lower than in the same period last year.
Compared with 2012, the volume of Vietnamese rice exports to EU has sharply increased, by about 161 per cent, followed by the American market at 26 per cent, China, at 15 per cent and Africa at 5.75 per cent.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Two million rural workers to get vocational training
From now to the end of 2016, Viet Nam plans to provide vocation training for two million rural workers and help 70 per cent of them earn stable incomes.
Achieving this target requires a lot of work. As many as 129 districts in the country have no infrastructure to provide vocational training and in many other localities, available facilities and services have not met real demand.
More importantly, most rural workers are not aware about importance and potential of vocational training.
Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)
Sugarcane prices down as harvest begins
As sugar mills in the Central Highland province of Gia Lai and neighbouring provinces like Kon Tum and Binh Dinh get ready to process the new crop that is up for harvest this month, sugarcane prices have fallen by VND50,000 – 100,000 ($2.5-5) per tonne to VND1 million ($50) per tonne. The reason, local reports say, is that sugar prices have fallen by VND1,000-2,000 per kilo in the domestic market.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated SaiGon)