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Gov't limits licences for rice export firms

 VietNamNet Bridge – Under amendments to a draft decree on rice-export companies (Decree 109), Viet Nam would allow no more than 150 rice-export firms to operate.

Farmers give up farming, pay back land

 VietNamNet Bridge – More and more farmers in the provinces of Hai Duong, Thanh Hoa, Ninh Binh, Nam Dinh and Nghe An have given up farming and given back the land allocated to them.

Scientists stay unhelpful to agriculture production

 VietNamNet Bridge – Numerous problems have been hindering scientists to conduct the research works on agriculture machinery to help develop the domestic agriculture production.

Central region stops over 10 hydropower projects

 VietNamNet Bridge – Just within two months, the Gia Lai province has released the decisions to revoke the licenses granted before to 13 hydropower plant projects because the projects are believed to have negative impacts on the environment.

Water spinach fields in Hanoi’s graveyard

 VietNamNet Bridge – In Co Nhue, Tu Liem District, and Quynh Thanh, Thanh Tri District, Hanoi, water spinach is planted near and even on tombs in the cemetery of Co Nhue commune. These vegetable fields are incredibly verdant.


 US becomes largest importer of Vietnamese tra fish; Sales at supermarkets slow due to high prices; Businesses step up rice stockpiling in Mekong Delta; HCM City sanctions 200 more FDI projects

42 percent of farmers unhappy with life

 VietNamNet Bridge – Up to 42% of farmers insist that they are dissatisfied with their current living conditions, according to a household resource survey on Vietnamese rural areas and farmers.


 Agricultural exports decline; SMEs to get support from eco-consulting centre; FDI hits nearly US$10.5 billion in six months; US pursues tra, basa fish investigations; Mixed reaction to VN trade deficit figures

Mekong Delta: Farmers sell agricultural land en masse

 VietNamNet Bridge - For most farmers, land is considered property and the major means of production. Yet recently, many farmers in the Mekong Delta had to sell land to pay debts.

School fees cause headaches to parents

Poor farmers, who have been miserable because of the losses in rice and livestock farming, now have to borrow money to pay children’s school fees.

Vietnam tries to hold cashew nut export prices to rescue growers

In an effort to save the cashew industry, local authorities have been moving ahead with the special plans to develop cashew growing areas.


 Poor workers to get small loans; ‘Unreasonable' insurance plan ignored by farmers; Danang-Quang Ngai expressway construction gets underway

The tragedy of the poor who are not recognized as poor

 VietNamNet Bridge – The rural poverty rate is falling very fast. Indeed, farmers are mandatorily out of poverty, but their lives do not get better in fact.

Smuggled sturgeon from China crushes Vietnam’s farming

Chinese sturgeons have been carried across the border gates to the north of Vietnam, from which they are carried via air to the south and other localities nationwide. The smuggled imports have made Vietnamese producers suffer.

Heatwave scorches farmers and their earth

VietNamNet Bridge – Temperatures of up to 37 degrees Celsius are taking their toll among farmers in Central Highlang Dak Nong Province.


  Region lung health conference in capital to focus on new technology; Farmers, ethnic groups to be briefed on laws; Exhibition showcases Australian science and technology; Hotline set up for pot holes, fallen trees

Solving the paradox in agriculture

Given that all the stages of the agricultural production chain are "problematic," from policy to farmers and enterprises to export markets, Professor Vo Tong Xuan discuss solutions to restructure it.

Heavy drought put forests in danger

Mekong Delta’s provinces have been urged to get highly ready to fight against the forest fire in the dry season.

Severe drought in the Central Highlands

The Central Highlands in general, Dak Lak province in particular, is facing the toughest drought in years. Ponds and lakes are dried to the bottom; fields are chapped; thousands of hectares of crops are being withered by thirst.

Farmers struggle to water their crops

 VietNamNet Bridge – Farmers in the Tay Nguyen region are struggling to find water to irrigate their crops as a drought that hit them early this year has caused many rivers and reservoirs to dry up.