VN five-year economic plan to focus on non-state sector

Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung spoke to Thoi bao Kinh te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times) about the five-year economic restructuring plan. Is it feasible to raise two thirds of the capital resources required in the next five years (2016-2020) for economic ...

Vietnam ‘should sell rice to Africa’

Vietnam and the International Rice Research Institute hope to boost cooperation in developing genetic resources and choosing technology to improve rice quality, experts have said. The IRRI gene banks, wild-rice introgression population, structured genetic population and breeding lines represent a critical resource for generating the ...

Rice standards run out of steam

The government is seeking funding to complete its effort to draft standards for 11 local varieties of rice as part of an initiative aimed at facilitating efforts to market Cambodia’s most important agricultural crop, a government official said on November 6. Chheng Uddara, a department ...

Authorities meet on proposed Law of Treaties

Authorities from eight northern provinces met in Bokeo province recently to discuss a proposed draft law of treaties and international agreements. The draft law would be the first law issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and would set the principles, regulations and procedures for ...

Miller execs resign amid price slump

Some 30 executive committee members of the Thai Rice Millers Association have stepped down amid criticism that rice millers are behind the recent slump in rice prices. The decision was declared by the the association’s president, Manas Kitprasert, during a news briefing Thursday. Mr Manas ...

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