African Swine Fever has spread among 20 provinces and cities in Việt Nam with nearly 25,000 pigs culled in an attempt to stop the outbreak from reaching the southern farms that produce the industry’s largest amount of pork. Việt Nam News spoke to Dr. Albert T.Lieberg, Representative of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Việt Nam about prevention and response plans.
Lai Châu Province late yesterday announced it was culling 117 pigs found to be infected with the African swine fever (ASF) virus, the first incident in the northern mountainous province since the disease flared up in Việt Nam in late February.
Việt Nam exported 120,000 tonnes of tea in 2018, earning revenue of US$219 million, a year-on-year decrease of 8.4 per cent in volume and 3.4 per cent in value, respectively.
The Vietnamese Government affirmed that agricultural development was the best solution to the "Zero Hunger" and "poverty reduction" challenges, contributing to the goal of sustainable hunger eradication, food security and improved nutrition.
The use of technology is considered one of the most important factors to improve the yields and quality of agricultural products and enable them to join the global value chain, delegates heard at a forum in HCM City on Wednesday.