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Big businesses pour money into agriculture, expect no profit in short term

Some billionaires have made big investment in agriculture with an ambitious plan to build a strong brand for Vietnam’s farm produce, but they do not expect to make a profit in the short term.

Barefoot billionaires: raising fowl, growing fruits

Farmers raising fowl and growing pomelo and litchis are earning tens of trillions of dong in Bac Giang Province by using high technology in agricultural production.

Northwest region: passion fruit brings high profit

There are no barren cassava and maize fields as seen in the past on hillsides in Mo Cong hamlet in Son La province. The hills are now covered with passion fruit, bringing growers billions of dong a year.

Modern Vietnamese farmers: wear suits, sit in Hanoi and feed fowl in Dak Lak

Many Vietnamese farmers just need to press a button to grow vegetables and raise pigs, and click a mouse to sell vegetables in the global market.

Vietnam agriculture targets big firms but should not forget smaller companies

Vietnam tries to attract ‘eagles’, or big investors, into agriculture, but it also needs ‘sparrows’ or cooperatives and small enterprises.

Hi-tech application - a key to promote agriculture sector

Cooperation between businesses and farmers plays a key role in the agriculture sector's sustainable development.

AI-based drones help analyze health of crops

The drones using artificial intelligence (AI) technology developed by MiSmart are all unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) manufactured locally by Vietnamese.

Digitisation helps narrow urban-rural gap: experts

Digital transformation provides a challenge and opportunity for sustainable agricultural and rural development and narrowing gaps between rural and urban areas, experts have said.

Smartphones 'determine the fate' of VND-billionaire farmers

Over the last 10 years of developing farming chains and observing strict requirements, farmers who have earned annual incomes of billions of dong have been increasingly using digital technology.

Leaving university, he now earns VND30bil/year from growing mushrooms

Trieu Quang Trung decided to leave university to pursue his passion – growing mushrooms. He now owns a mushrooming growing facility which brings turnover of VND30-36 billion a year.

Scientist makes slow-release fertilizer, the first of its kind in Vietnam

The ‘smart’ fertilizer, used once per crop, saves money and labor, and reduces environmental pollution.

Vietnam can become food supplier to the whole world: VIDA’s chair

Vietnam has an opportunity to become the food supplier of the world, according to Truong Gia Binh, an influential businessman.

Levelling up agriculture through modern tech and linking farming communities

Digitalising the agricultural sector is an essential requirement in the context of disease and climate change.

Kien Giang aims to raise value of key farming products

The Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang will focus on increasing the value and competitiveness of its agriculture produce this year.

Organic farms fuel sustainable development

Born in Dien Ban Town, Quang Nam province, 37-year-old Duong Hien Tu has developed the area's first organic ecological agriculture system and a sustainable farming model over the past seven years to create the An Phu organic farm brand.

Drones now used by Vietnam’s rice farmers

Loc Troi Group, an agriculture firm, conducts pesticide spraying by drones on 25,000 hectares of fields in cooperation with farmers in Long An province.

Difficulty in land access hinders 4.0 agriculture in Vietnam

Hi-tech agriculture cooperatives in HCMC are finding it difficult to expand production scale, while farmers are reluctant to make investments because of complicated procedures.

Organic agriculture treads thorny path

Vo Tong Xuan, rector of the Nam Can Tho University, a respected agriculture expert, says that many Vietnamese hesitate to buy organic farm produce because of high prices.

Vietnam needs new method to attract FDI from US, EU: experts

Vietnam attracts FDI by offering preferences in land access and tax incentives. However, if it wants to attract FDI from the US and EU, preferences alone will not be enough.

VN farmers use smartphones in cultivation of lingzhi mushrooms

In the past, two or three workers were needed to grow lingzhi mushrooms. But today, one person can undertake the work with just one smartphone.