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There are signs showing that the rice is the next commodity to see price fever. Vietnam, with the rice output of 28 million tons, can ensure its food security and grasp the opportunity to boost exports.

Vietnam’s agriculture: from local to global mindset

Agriculture has always been a pioneer in the Doi Moi (renovation) process, contributing significantly to achievements in poverty reduction and food security in Vietnam.

Vietnam wants to become food innovation hub in the region: President

Vietnam hopes to become a food innovation hub in the region, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc said in his message sent to the United Nations (UN) Food Systems Summit held in New York on September 23 (local time).

VN agriculture ministry gears up for possible attack of desert locusts

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) is prompting preparations for the possibility of an invasion by desert locusts in the time ahead.

Will FIEs distribute rice in the local market?

As a market economy, Vietnam has to open its markets to foreign invested enterprises (FIEs) but the opening may lend a hand to FIEs to control the home market.

PM allows rice export resumption from May 1

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on April 28 agreed with the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s proposal to resume rice export from May 1, in accordance with Decree 107/2018/ND-CP on rice export business.

Who is allowed to export rice during the COVID-19 crisis?

The total amount of rice that Vietnamese exporters have to deliver to partners under contracts from now to the end of May is 1.385 million tons.

PM approves rice export resumption, orders guaranteed food security

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved the resumption of rice export provided that food security must be guaranteed amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, drought and saltwater intrusion.

Rice price escalates, Vietnamese exporters eager to resume exports

After Vietnam halted rice exports, Thailand pushed its export prices up, but now Vietnamese exporters are preparing to return to the world market.

VN Trade Ministry proposes resuming rice exports

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has asked the Government to resume rice exports. However, the export volume would be limited at 800,000 tonnes for April and May.

National food reserves always sufficient for emergencies: authority

National food reserves are enough to cater for emergency situations, the General Department of State Reserves (GDSR) said on March 26.

Vietnam suspends rice export to ensure food security in face of COVID-19

A leading official of the General Department of Vietnam Customs just signed an urgent document sent to the provincial and municipal Departments of Customs, asking them to suspend the export of rice from the country starting from 0:00am of March 24.

Food security must be ensured in every circumstance: PM

Vietnam was among the top rice exporters in the world but still ranked at an average level of food security, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said on Wednesday.


PM orders food security ‘under any circumstance’

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on March 18 ordered authorities and localities nationwide to ensure food security “under any circumstance”, stressing this is not only an immediate but also long-term issue.

Rosy signs show bright prospect for rice export

Vietnam is enjoying strong growth in both rice export volume and value, and more export chances are still ahead as some FTAs have come into force and consumers around the globe are boosting purchase to ensure food security.

Vietnam ranks fourth in Southeast Asia in food security

Vietnam was ranked fourth in Southeast Asia and 54th in the world on the Economist Intelligence Unit food security index.

International Rice Congress considers how to increase yields, food security

 Rice is a crop of global significance and a vehicle for economic prosperity and climate change adaptation and mitigation, delegates heard at the 2018 International Rice Congress, which opened in Singapore yesterday.

Organic farming is not for mass production: expert

 VietNamNet Bridge – Professor Nguyen Ngoc Kinh, former director of the Department of Science and Technology and Product Quality under the Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Development (MARD), 

Food security - a main pillar in sustainable economic development

Nguyen Xuan Cuong, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, speaks to the press about the ongoing APEC agriculture week in Can Tho Mekong Province.

Multiple rice exporters at risk of closing down

 VietNamNet Bridge – A lot of struggling rice exporters could go out of business if a Government decree on rice export conditions is upgraded into law.