Farmers need financial help ahead of more cold weather

Authorities urged financial support be provided to farmers affected by the last historic cold spell before 1 February’s chilly northern weather, 11 degrees Celsius in Hanoi, damaged their businesses further. A report by the Office of the Steering Committee for Disaster Prevention and Rescue showed that recent ...

For migrants, the legal route brings few benefits: report

They are mired in debt bondage, their pay slips are slashed by hidden fees and fabricated taxes, and they’re forced to work excessive hours in slave-like conditions absent of breaks and without the guarantee of overtime pay. This is the lot of migrant workers who ...

Nghe An culls thousands of chickens to prevent bird flu outbreak

Health authorities in the central province of Nghe An have culled more than 2,365 chicken after many of them were found infected with two dangerous strains of bird flu.  Keep reading ...

Migrants processing Thai chicken exports abused, exploited— Researchers

Migrants processing Thai chicken for its biggest export market, Europe, face widespread abuse by their employers, partly because foreign auditors have focused on food safety rather than workers’ conditions, researchers said on 25 November. Chicken is set to become the world’s most consumed meat, within the ...

Farmers cheer as Vietnam inks deal to export straw to Japan for cow feed

Rice straw, which is usually treated as waste and burned after each harvest in Vietnam, will become a valuable export product for the country next year.   A new agreement signed on 18 November in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho allows the state-owned Song Hau Collective ...

Vietnam, New Zealand sign four agreements

Vietnamese and New Zealand businesses signed four agreements on 15 November during the official visit by New Zealand Prime Minister John Key to Vietnam. The four business-to-business arrangements – between Global Trust Alliance, AsureQuality and Vinamilk, Airways International and the Vietnam Air Traffic Management Corporation, Airways International ...

Vietnam sees 44,000 cases of hand-foot-mouth disease

The Ministry of Health has reported 44,000 cases of hand-foot-mouth disease nationwide this year, including five fatalities, all in the south.   “The number of cases is down 30 percent from last year,” Tran Dac Phu, director of the ministry’s Centre for Preventive Health, said.   Keep reading   ...

New slaughterhouse regulations aim to curb disease

Following the opening of Cambodia’s first modern abattoir last month, a new draft law to regulate animal produce and slaughterhouses was announced on 6 November, along with the establishment of a “National Butchers’ Day” to be recognised annually on 8 January. The 22-chapter law, revealed by ...

First bird flu outbreak this year confirmed in Laos

The first avian flu outbreak this year in Laos was reported in ducks and chickens in a farm located in Xayabury. Keep reading ...

New rules aim to stop crocodile escapes

Crocodile farms will need walls at least 1.5 metres high around their pits under planned government guidelines, an official said on 16 October, after 28 crocodiles escaped in early October. Keep reading ...

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