Amid difficulties in export markets, significant efforts are required for Vietnam to meet its goal of US$4.3 billion in shrimp export revenue this year, said Truong Dinh Hoe, General Secretary of the VASEP.
The Trade Promotion Agency under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, on July 28, said that it has been coordinating with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and relevant units to organize several promotion activities to support the domestic livestock industry.
The General Administration of Customs of China (GACC) has agreed to pilot import of Vietnamese passion fruits starting in July, making it the 10th Vietnamese fruit to be allowed to enter the Chinese market, Deputy Director of the Plant Protection Department at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) Nguyen Thi Thu Huong said at a conference on July 7.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) said that the potential for production and export of Vietnam's fish sauce is extremely large and proposed to form fishing fleets specializing in fishing for fish sauce production, as well as to diversify products to serve many markets with various tastes.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), on March 18, in Hanoi, held a conference to discuss solutions to promote the development of pig farming and strengthen the management of production and trading of animal feed in Vietnam.
According to experts, the war between Russia and Ukraine and economic sanctions by some countries against Russia will have a profound impact on the global economy, including Vietnam, especially on the import and export of agricultural, forestry, and aquatic products.
Pangasius export turnover in 2021 topped US$1.62 billion, up 8.4 percent over the same period last year. It is a spectacular comeback of the pangasius industry in 2021, announced the Directorate of Fisheries under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) on February 25.
In developed countries, agricultural by-products are processed into many useful products, including fertilizers, colorants, and aquaculture feeds. However, this resource has not been fully utilized in Vietnam so far.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), on October 25, denied the information that domestic live pork prices dropped steeply partly because authorities had allowed importing pork massively into Vietnam.
Amid the situation that pork prices plunged steeply, which possibly causes farmers to abandon pig farming and the food supply to face a shortage at the end of the year, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Minh Hoan had a field trip to localities and offered many solutions.
Amid the situation that fertilizer prices in the domestic market jumped by 50-72 percent, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) had an online meeting to propose solutions to control prices and fight against hoarding and profiteering, on August 11, in Hanoi.
Although the growing area of rice this year decreased compared to last year, paddy prices in the Mekong Delta still plunged sharply, with some rice varieties falling by VND1,300 per kg because enterprises could not export after purchasing paddy.
Hopeless and disappointed is the current feeling of thousands of Mekong Delta farmers when summer-autumn rice is being massively harvested because many households are waiting for traders, but they still have not come to buy paddy yet.
According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), it is expected that there will be about 1.1 million tons of agricultural products, mainly fruits, in the harvest season this month. Meanwhile, farmers and enterprises are facing many difficulties in the market and export.
According to information of the working group of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) in Southern provinces on the situation and ability to supply various types of food and foodstuffs to Ho Chi Minh City, updated until the night of July 23, the volume of goods is now extremely abundant, not afraid of a shortage.
As of June 30, Vietnam will halt the import of live pigs from Thailand into Vietnam because the veterinary authority has recently discovered that a batch of nearly 1,000 pigs imported from this country was infected with African swine fever (ASF).