"Although we have ordered less flowers this year, we only sold around half. Because of the epidemic, everybody is too scared to go out and buy anything. Demand has fallen around 70 percent compared to last year, when we didn’t even have flowers left to sell," said Nhi, owner of a flower shop. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus stems Valentine’s flower fever
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Additionally, the agricultural sector was co-operating with relevant agencies to strictly monitor the burial of pigs, instructing local breeders to take measures to stop the spread of the disease as well as disseminating information so that consumers do not stop buying pork, he said. … [Read more...] about African swine fever still a problem for local farms
In many districts in Can Tho City, An Giang, and Dong Thap provinces, the price of material pangasius fish was at VND18,000-VND18,500 per kilogram, about VND12,000 per kilogram lower than that in the same period last year. Pangasius farmers have suffered a loss of VND5,000-VND6,000 per kilogram of commercial pangasius fish as the selling price was below the cost price. Since mid-2019, due to the impacts of the African swine fever, many farming households have switched to poultry farming, including raising ducks for eggs. Currently, the price of duck eggs was at VND13,000-VND14,000 per ten eggs. This price level was VND2,000-VND3,000 per ten eggs higher compared to last week but still VND4,000-VND5,000 per ten eggs compared to the previous price level. … [Read more...] about Prices of pangasius fish, poultry eggs in Mekong Delta continue to decline
At present, pork-proportion in the Vietnamese “meat basket” accounts for 70 per cent of all kinds of meat. Based on this calculation, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has considered the need to restructure the livestock production in order to reduce the pressure on pig rearing. It is projected that the Strategy for animal rearing in the period between 2020-30 will soon be approved by the Prime Minister. In the strategy, the number of pig heads nation-wide will be reduced considerably while increasing the raising of other domestic animals and grass gracing animals. This is best way to achieve sustainable development of the Vietnamese livestock breeding. … [Read more...] about When will the pig raising restore to normal?
Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - Amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus-caused disease, now officially named COVID-19, calls for blood donation have been heard nationwide as hospitals face severe blood shortages. While demand for blood soars after Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, fears of COVID-19 infection have discouraged people from participating in blood drives. Many university students, a major proportion of blood donors, have not yet returned to cities during the prolonged school closure, worsening the situation. “This year’s new year holidays were close to each other, therefore, most of centres could not ensure their blood reserves. We have to wait until Red Spring Festival – the country’s biggest blood donation event – tentatively taking place on February 13 to have them restocked,” Ngo Manh Quan, deputy director of the National Blood Centre, told Tuoi tre (Youth) newspaper. On February 11, for the first time, the Vietnam … [Read more...] about Blood banks getting restocked after critical shortage