Dong Thap province to expand area under mango

Dong Thap (VNA) – Dong Thap province, the Mekong Delta’s largest mango producer, plans to increase the area under the fruit to 10,000ha next year, a top agriculture official has said. Nguyen Phuoc Thien, Deputy Director of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, said it would also invest in infrastructure for concentrated mango-growing areas […]

Dong Thap to flood rice fields for fertility

Dong Thap (VNS/VNA) – The Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap plans to release floodwaters into 90,200ha of rice fields in this year’s rainy season to fertilise the soil and flush away rice disease pathogens. The fields will be inundated up to 40-80cm until mid-October, according to the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. The […]

Crop dusting drones roam the skies above southern Vietnam’s paddy fields

Trung, a farmer himself, had personal experiences with the ups and downs of farm life and knew that in order to turn drones into a mainstay of Vietnamese farming, he and Nghia would have to put a heavy focus on educating farmers about the proper use of pesticides and other farming products.

​Depleting fish stocks imperil local livelihood in Mekong Delta

Tuan, of the An Giang fisheries department, attributed the severe fish stock decline to production activities in the upstream stretches of the Mekong mainstream, the impediment to fish migration and habitat loss, and shrinking spawning grounds due to dam building at these locations.

Cigarette smuggling costs Vietnam hundreds of millions of dollars

Nguyen Minh Trung, head of southern Dong Thap Province’s Market Surveillance Department, said that even disposing of smuggled cigarettes seized is a difficulty, as the law requires them to be evaluated for quality to decide if they should be auctioned or destroyed.

5 tonnes of wild animals found on bus in Ha Tinh

The police handed over the wild animals, including snakes, iguana, geckos and turtles, to provincial forest rangers for settlement. According to a report on wildlife violations and law enforcement in Vietnam from 2013-2017 conducted by the WCS and the Department of Criminal Justice Statistics and Information Technology at the Supreme People’s Procuracy, Vietnam recorded more […]

Vietnamese organic products to be displayed at ThaiFex 2018

Hanoi (VNA) – Some 30 Vietnamese food and beverage producers will showcase their organic products and others at ThaiFex – World of Food Asia 2018, the international food and beverage trade fair held in Bangkok, Thailand from May 29 – June 2. Participating companies include Vinamit JSC; Ben Tre Import-Export JSC; Trung Nguyen Group; VinEco Agricultural […]

Landslides in Mekong Delta reach alarming levels

Vietnamese scientists concerned about Mekong’s water color change The Mekong River Commission (MRC) needs to take responsibility for the solutions to deal with the river’s color change, according to Vu Trong Hong, former Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Swimming – A must-have skill in Vietnam

This brings me to the great work being done by Swim Vietnam, a non-governmental organization founded by Joanne Stewart in 2008. Since its inception, over 9,500 children have been taught to swim, over 150 adults trained as swimming teachers and Swim Vietnam is operating seven swim schools, according to its website. Over 20,000 primary school […]

Vietnam to import 100,000 tonnes of pork

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said Monday that the rising pork prices were partly due to speculators spreading rumors of shortages, and some producers holding back their stock, waiting for prices to rise even higher.