SGGP Newspaper has conducted an interview with Director Nguyen Nhu Cuong of the Crop Production Department regarding the State’s possible policies to help maintain, expand, and better exploit the large-scale field model.
From now to 2025, Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City (VNUHCMC) will focus on building an area for research, trial production, and high-tech agricultural transfer with a scale of nearly 8 hectares. In particular, research activities will focus on solving urgent problems of the current agricultural industry, such as human resources, biological plant protection drugs, breeding stocks, and seedlings.
According to Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Minh Hoan, the consumer demand of the world market is changing, so it is impossible to continue to produce in small scale but cooperation is needed. Therefore, departments of agriculture and rural development in cities and provinces need to connect farmers with businesses.
Recently, the export of dragon fruits of Binh Thuan Province through the Chinese market encountered many difficulties because the Northern border gates constantly closed and stopped customs clearance. Currently, dragon fruits are difficult to sell, although the selling price is extremely low, only from VND500-VND2,000 per kg.
The Government Office has sent a telegram No.1583/CD-VPCP to the ministers of Industry and Trade, Agriculture and Rural Development, Public Security, Transport, and the Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) conveying the direction of Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on exporting cashew nuts to the European market.
According to Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee Phan Van Mai, expanding linkages for mutual development between Ho Chi Minh City and other provinces and cities in the Mekong Delta is an urgent need.
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.
The Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) informed that the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries of Japan (MAFF), on October 7, officially granted a Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) certificate for Binh Thuan dragon fruit after more than three years of carrying out procedures for the protection of geographical indications (GI) in Japan.
The prerequisite for the maintenance and sustainable development of the sugar industry is to ensure the stability of the raw material area. However, in recent years, the raw material area has seen an alarming decrease. According to experts, it is essential to have radical solutions for the domestic sugar industry to develop sustainably and be strong enough to compete.
With the signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), member countries in the region, like Vietnam, will have more convenient transportation. The RCEP is expected to increase the export value of Vietnam's agriculture, especially fresh fruits and vegetables, thanks to the reduction in storage and logistics costs.
In recent days, farmers in the Mekong Delta have been flexibly sowing the winter-spring rice crop early to avoid drought and saltwater intrusion at the end of the rice crop. Not only using high-quality rice varieties, but the percentage of farmers using certified rice varieties has also increased rapidly. These are important turning points in improving the quality of rice to enhance the value of Vietnamese rice in the international market.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) on September 22 coordinated with the People's Committee of An Giang Province to hold the announcement ceremony of the export of the first batch of fragrant rice to Europe under the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) with the participation of leaders of the MARD, other relevant ministries, and the representatives of the European Union in Vietnam.
Despite many achievements, the agricultural investment and development in the Central and Central Highlands of Vietnam are facing many challenges due to a shortage of capital, unstable prices, or a lack of market for products. Enterprises and farmers are looking forward to the third dialogue conference between Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and farmers scheduled to take place on September 28 in Buon Ma Thuot City in Dak Lak Province, with the hope that it will open the tie-knot and promote sustainable agricultural production development.
The People’s Committee of the Mekong Delta province of An Giang said that it has proposed the Government to support the consumption of rice for farmers and enterprises in the province to ensure social security amid the Covid-19 pandemic.