January 23, 2021 | 20:25 GMT +7

Planning the Mekong Delta: Forward-looking and Nature-based

Planning the Mekong Delta: Forward-looking and Nature-based

Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Hoang Hiep emphasized that the planning of the Mekong Delta must be forward-looking and nature-based, but should be suitable for the existing infrastructure.

Mekong Delta Planning’s draft in 2021-30: respects for ecosystem’s operation, adapts to climate change

Mekong Delta Planning’s draft in 2021-30: respects for ecosystem’s operation, adapts to climate change

The draft of Mekong Delta Planning in the period of 2021-30 has three highlights, including respecting for the natural operation of the ecosystem.

Industry 4.0 technologies urged for food safety management

Industry 4.0 technologies urged for food safety management

Ministries, agencies, localities and enterprises need speed up the application of Industry 4.0 technologies in managing food safety, said Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Phung Duc Tien.

Traceability of aquatic products will be conducted electronically

Traceability of aquatic products will be conducted electronically

The Directorate of Fisheries (DoF) is developing a software and piloting an electronic traceability programme to meet requirements in state management and market of aquatic products.

Lacking grassroots system, the veterinary sector faces numerous difficulties

Lacking grassroots system, the veterinary sector faces numerous difficulties

In recent years, the veterinary sector has faced numerous difficulties since grassroots veterinary units were merged into the district agricultural service centers.

More than 100,000 safe houses needed in coastal communities

More than 100,000 safe houses needed in coastal communities

Improving the resilience of Vietnam’s coastal provinces to climate change faced difficulties during a year of natural disasters.

Maize silage - a key element in agricultural restructuring

Maize silage - a key element in agricultural restructuring

'Animal husbandry development strategy for the 2021-2030 period and vision to 2020' was ratified by the government on October 6, 2020 through the Decision No. 1520/QD-TTg.

MARD says no to several land conversions

MARD says no to several land conversions

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has turned down proposals from Binh Thuan, Quang Nam, and Ninh Binh authority on the forest use conversion for several projects.

Vinh Phuc promotes cow raising on bio-buffer

This is a model of cow raising on bio-buffer of Khong Minh Tuan, a farmer in Nghia Hung commune, Vinh Tuong district, Vinh Phuc province.

VICOFA trains domestic coffee producers and traders

VICOFA trains domestic coffee producers and traders

The Vietnam Coffee and Cocoa Association (VICOFA) and the HCM City Trade Promotion Department kicked off a training course for coffee producers and businesses in the city on November 12.

Tightens control over illegally-operated fishing vessels

Tightens control over illegally-operated fishing vessels

Many offshore drag-net fishing vessels are illegally operating onshore despite of regulations.

Strict regulations on pesticide overuse to lift the organic fertilizer

Strict regulations on pesticide overuse to lift the organic fertilizer

Vietnam needed to apply strict regulations and sanctions to the overuse of pesticide and create favorable conditions to the use of organic fertilizers to improve the local soil quality. 

Vietnam's forestry sector sets target of US$23-25 billion by 2030

Vietnam's forestry sector sets target of US$23-25 billion by 2030

Vietnam needs to identify that forest is a limited and renewable resource in the period of 2021-2030.

Vegetable and fruit exports gear up for tighter import checks

Vegetable and fruit exports gear up for tighter import checks

Vietnamese agricultural exports need stricter control in order not to lose their competitive edge.

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