But the lockdown also led to an unprecedented exodus of workers from their places of work, to their homes in far-flung villages all over the country. Farmers were still able to go to their fields and pluck onions after the government made it clear that agriculture was an essential service. And a few workers had stayed back to keep the Lasangaon market running. … [Read more...] about Will coronavirus lockdown cause food shortages in India?
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If local rice exporters comply with the prime minister’s order to suspend the signing of new rice export contracts, the VFA members’ stockpile of rice will increase by some 266,000 tons on May 31. The combined volume of rice stored by VFA members and other rice firms is currently 1.7 million tons of rice and 144,000 tons of unhusked rice, or 75,000 tons of rice. … [Read more...] about Trade Ministry proposes exporting 400,000 tons of rice this month
This negative outlook is also being mirrored in other sectors, with the Vietnam Timber and Forestry Product Association stating that all five key importers of Vietnamese woodwork products, including the United States, the European Union, Japan, China and the Republic of Korea have chosen to either delay or cancel orders that had been placed with their Vietnamese counterparts. … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES APRIL 7
“Practise our core values and compassionate finance. We hope our donation of VNĐ1.2 billion in cash and other donations … will make a significant contribution towards protecting people’s lives, and by that we are giving some peace of mind during this trying time. We hope to see more hands join the battle so we could get through this challenging time together.” … [Read more...] about Latest covid-19 news in Vietnam and Southeast Asia on April 7 (updated hourly)
Mr. Quach Van Ngoan, a farmer in Long Binh Commune in Long My Town in Hau Giang Province, said that his family has 4,000 square meters of rice. He finished harvesting and already sold all his paddy more than 10 days ago for VND5,200 per kilogram as farmers needed money to cover necessary expenses and daily expenses. Farmers in the Mekong Delta have mostly finished harvesting the winter-spring rice crop. Most farmers harvested and sold paddy when the prices were at high levels. Currently, paddy is in warehouses of export enterprises, rice mills, and traders. Enterprises need to export rice in a certain volume. In the past weeks, arguments were raised on social networks and some media on keeping or suspending the export of rice. It is important to consider and calculate the volume and time of export. According to a report by the Vietnam Food Association, by March 27 this year, the total amount of undelivered signed contracts was nearly 1.6 million tons of rice. Of which, the … [Read more...] about Mekong Delta provinces expect good summer-autumn rice crop