The area under sugarcane in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta has shrunk dramatically during the 2019–20 crop after many farmers switched to other crops following losses in recent years.
Two science-minded students Mai Cao Kỳ Duyên and Ngô Thị Diễm Thúy from the central city of Huế have successfully developed a new type of eco-friendly and waterproof paper that can be used as a viable alternative to plastic.
The domestic sugar industry should restructure all stages of its production process towards diversifying products to improve competitiveness, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Low consumption, high inventory and continuously plunging prices mean tough times for domestic sugar mills, said chairman of the Việt Nam Sugarcane and Sugar Association (VSSA) Phạm Quốc Doanh.
The sugarcane sector is facing record-low prices despite an increase of 500,000 tonnes of output over last year, leading to high inventory levels, according to the Việt Nam Sugar and Sugarcane Association (VSSA).
The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) will hold bids on the right to use duty quota to import 94,000 tonnes of sugar this year.
A photo exhibition entitled “Biomass energy-for a green future” is opening at the Saigon Exhibition Convention Centre in HCM City’s District 7.
The sugar industry needs to restructure to compete with rivals in other countries such as Thailand, according to the Việt Nam Sugar and Sugarcane Association.