Agriculture

Agricultural policy and administration

Mekong – Lancang Business Forum 2019 focuses on agribusiness

The Mekong – Lancang Business Forum 2019, themed “Promoting Agribusiness and Investment in Processed Food Sector”, took place in Ho Chi Minh City on November 7. The event was co-organised by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Thai Ministry of Commerce and the Mekong Institute. Speaking ...

Land policies restrain Vietnam’s agricultural development

Scattered, small-sized land lots hamper farmers and stop companies from investing in agriculture, while barriers set by land accumulation policies also marginalise farmers and hinder the development of Vietnam’s agriculture. These warnings were voiced by experts at the Vietnam Autumn Agricultural Forum 2019 – the largest ...

Project to improve agricultural development policy in Mekong subregion

A workshop was held in Hanoi on July 16 to launch a regional project to improve cooperation in policy research, implementation and advocacy in agriculture and rural development in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam. The project “Network for Agriculture and Rural Development Think-tanks for Countries in ...

Exploring indicators to monitor and evaluate adaptation in Thailand’s agricultural sectors

Thailand’s Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MoAC) hosted a workshop in Bangkok to enhance the technical capacity to monitor and evaluate (M&E) climate change adaptation in the country’s agriculture sectors. The workshop was jointly organized through the Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans Programme (NAP-Ag), ...

Farmers in Thailand Welcoming New Law Allowing Cultivation of Marijuana for Medical Use

Farmers in Thailand are welcoming a new law allowing cultivation and use of marijuana for medical purposes Wednesday, in an Asian first that promises an economic bonanza but also fears that foreign companies could reap the rewards. Thailand’s National Assembly passed a bill Tuesday legalizing the use ...

Agence France-Presse

Mekong farmers switch to more profitable crops

The Crop Production Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said that in 2018, former rice farmers in the southern province switched 68,019 hectares of less productive land to more profitable crops. Mekong delta farmers stopped rice cultivation in 62,233 hectares of land ...

Getting high in the drug-riddled mountains of Laos

UN drug agency is leading a coffee cultivation programme across 10 former opium growing villages in Houaphan province, which borders Vietnam. Keep reading   ...

Sediment loss in Mekong River killing southern delta

The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta is home to nearly 18 million Vietnamese people, and is the most important rice field and fishing region of the country. Việt Nam cannot afford to lose it as an agricultural powerhouse, but may be unable to stop just that ...

VNS Reporter

Mekong Delta seeks to turn agriculture challenges into opportunities

A workshop on new techniques under the Consortium for Unfavourable Rice Environments (CURE) was held in Can Tho city on January 30, highlighting the need to turn challenges into opportunities for Mekong Delta agriculture. Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

Minister urges caution over Chinese investment in rubber farms

China’s plan to invest in rubber plantations in Thailand must be carefully considered, says Grisada Boonrach, minister to the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, but such projects must not impact local farmers. His comment was made in response to a report that China Hainan Rubber ...

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