Việt Nam’s rice exports have expanded during the pandemic to surpass rival Thailand in price for the first time in three decades, leading experts to suggest the sector should consolidate its position.
Higher rice supplies in the domestic market has made the export price of Việt Nam's broken rice drop to US$450 per tonne on June 19, the lowest level in the past two months.
Việt Nam may take a global lead in rice exports for the year 2020, said Minister of Industry and Trade Trần Tuấn Anh in a report to the National Assembly on Monday.
The Mekong province of Kiên Giang is taking steps to promote exports to compensate for damages caused by the effects of COVID-19 and saline intrusion.
Hoàng Trọng Thủy, an agriculture expert, talks to the newspaper Kinh tế & Đô thị (Economic and Urban Affairs), on the important role of agriculture in national socio-economic development