To help farmers who have been hit by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic’s adverse impact on exports, especially to China, the country’s largest buyer of farm produce, South Korea’s Shinhan Bank Vietnam Ltd. has bought 16.5 tonnes of watermelons from them and gifted them to its employees. … [Read more...] about Shinhan Bank pitches in to help VN farmers
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Many farmers in the city have also developed urban agriculture and expanded fruit orchards that offer tourism services. The city has 37 fruit orchards that offer tourism services, mostly in Phong Điền, Cái Răng and Thốt Nốt districts. They grow mostly durian, mango, milk apple and rambutan. … [Read more...] about Cần Thơ rice farmers switch to high-value crops
HCM City (VNA) – The third International Exhibition & Conference for Horticultural and Floricultural Production and Processing Technology in Vietnam (HortEx Vietnam 2020), the largest of its kind in the Southeast Asian country, kicked off in Ho Chi Minh City on February 26. The three-day exhibition attracted over 150 enterprises from 24 countries and territories, including those with hi-tech agriculture such as the Netherlands, Israel and Spain. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Nguyen Hong Son, Director of the Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences, said that vegetables, flowers and fruits are an important commodity group in Vietnam’s agricultural restructuring project. The country has reported average annual growth of 5 percent in terms of production scale, productivity and output of vegetables, flowers and fruits, he said. However, the sector is facing a lot of challenges, including limitations in investment, lack of processing and production technologies, and … [Read more...] about Horticultural, floricultural production technology exhibition opens
Some retailers have reportedto the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) that there is no more farm produce to rescue. But farmers still complain that their farm produce remains unsalable. However, suppliers said there is no more dragon fruit to provide to Big C. The retailer can collect water melon, but the price has increased by twofold. … [Read more...] about The ‘farm produce rescue’ method
Regarding the impact of the outbreak in the mid to long term, the company said it could raise the health and hygiene consciousness of Vietnamese consumers, which would drive further development of hygiene products for personal care and home care, including bar soap, handwash, hand sanitizer, household cleaning products, tissues, and others. … [Read more...] about What effect will COVID-19 have on Vietnam’s FMCG market?