Crop products and commodities

Fruits and vegetables

Banana exports drop after govt tightens regulations on growers

The export value of bananas in the first six months (Q1 and Q2) of this year decreased compared to the same period last year and is expected to decline further. The drop in exports comes after the government called a halt to the establishment of ...

Bokeo province expects to reduce banana plantation sites

Authorities of Bokeo province confirmed they will not allow investors to expand areas for banana plantation projects, aiming to protect the environment and peoples’ health. According to a report from the ad hoc committee for banana farm inspection, the authorities will not allow the expansion of ...

Locust outbreak spreads further across northern provinces

The yellow-spined bamboo locust outbreak is expanding in northern provinces despite the best efforts of surveillance teams at central and local level to control the insects with chemical spraying. The locust population currently is expanding in 750 locations, involving 309 villages in 24 districts of ...

VN eyes more fruit exports to Japan

Even as Japan is the fifth largest importer of Việt Nam’s agricultural products, only three kinds of Vietnamese fresh fruits are being sold in the country. A report from the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Export and Import Department showed that Việt Nam earned US$1.46 ...

Mango exporter fights for market share

While Cambodian mango varieties such as Keo Romeat are well regarded in overseas markets, there are constraints which need to be addressed before large scale exports can be achieved, said the owner of the largest agro-industrial company in Cambodia on May 24. Mong Reththy, owner and ...

Pursat market to boost local vegetable trade

Farmers in Pursat province are to benefit from a new vegetable market, allowing them to sell their produce for free for the first five years. The market is aimed at boosting sales of chemical-free vegetables for distribution across the country, to reduce reliance on imported ...

Laos vows to further improve agri-food production

Laos is giving strong emphasis to the development of agriculture to increase agri-food production, including the crop sector. The commitment is focused on clean and green agriculture through development of a vision and strategy for the crop sector until 2030. This was a message delivered ...

More than 30 villagers get food poisoning

More than 30 people, mostly children, were hospitalized with food poisoning on Sunday in Battambang town. Health Ministry spokesperson Dr. Ly Sovann, who is also the director of communicable diseases control department, said most of the patients were discharged yesterday after receiving treatment from provincial ...

Changes needed to ensure sustainable agriculture

The slow growth of the agricultural sector starting in 2015, shortcomings of small-scale production, poor quality and productivity amid fiercer global competition are threatening the sustainability of farming in Việt Nam and demanding institutional and mechanism changes. These concerns were shared among participants of the ...

Links missing in planned safe food chains

Hà Nội plans to build 100 safe food chains this year to ensure supplies of safe vegetables and meat for the capital and reach annual targets on food hygiene. Planners believe the targets can be achieved by clearly identifying the origin of products and placing more ...

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