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Dragon fruit noodles? Firms create new food products as exports to China slump

The Viet Nam Flour Corporation (Vikybomi) has created new food products made from wheat flour and farm produce such as dragon fruit and watermelon amid a reduction in fruit exports to China.


The ‘farm produce rescue’ method

Some retailers have reportedto the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) that there is no more farm produce to rescue. But farmers still complain that their farm produce remains unsalable.

Southern farmers have fruitful Tet watermelon crop

The Tet (Lunar New Year) watermelon crop has been a lucrative one for farmers in the southern region.

Vietnamese watermelon seeds exported to Japan for first time

Vietnam has exported to Japan its first batch of 8.1 kilograms of watermelon seeds, produced by farmers in the Mekong Delta province Hau Giang.

Buddhist practice of releasing fish could be harmful to environment: experts

VietNamNet Bridge - Setting caught animals free is a behavior praised in Buddhist teachings, but releasing harmful exotic species can damage the environment, experts warn. 

Harmful Chinese species multiply in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge - State management agencies and scientists have issued warnings about the damages to the economy and environment brought by harmful invasive species in Vietnam.

Billionaires pour money into agriculture

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnamese billionaires earn money from many different business sectors. However, many are investing in agriculture. 

Smart agriculture produces high melon yield

VietNamNet Bridge - Software, chip sensors and cloud computing have been used in ‘smart agriculture’ projects in HCMC which have brought encouraging results.

Storehouses in Lang Son will not save farm produce: analysts

VietNamNet Bridge - Analysts have warned that even if goods transit centers are built in border areas, Vietnam’s farm produce will still be at a disadvantage if Chinese businesses make problems for Vietnamese merchants.

MOIT sells watermelons, MOT drinks milk

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) sold watermelon in front of its office in Hanoi, while the Ministry of Transport (MOT) requested its officials to drink milk instead of beer.

Game of chance

 It seems cultivation is like playing a game of chance as most Vietnamese farmers are uncertain whether they can sell their output at harvest or not. However, watermelon growers in the central region have never won the game for years.

Farmers feed ducks and buffaloes with watermelons

 VietNamNet Bridge – Farmers in the central province of Quang Ngai cannot sell their watermelons, and end up feeding the unsold fruit to cattle and poultry.

Thousands of trucks stuck in Lang Son

 VietNamNet Bridge - Thousands of trucks loaded with fruit have been stuck at the Tan Thanh border gate in Lang Son Province for several days.

Unique fruits for lunar New Year

VietNamNet Bridge – Watermelons in the shapes of cars or gold bars, thousand-finger citrons, grapefruits in the shape of wine gourds… are among the unique fruits for the Lunar New Year 2013. However, these prices are towering high.