BANGKOK, May 24 (Xinhua) -- The volume of Thailands durians exported to China rose 700 percent year on year in April amid the surging e-commerce sale, Thai commerce ministry unveiled recently.In April alone, the country has exported 120,000 tons of durians, among which 56,000 tons went to China. Local media attribute the surge of export to the power of e-commerce.Alibaba Group, a Chinese e-commerce giant, partnered with the Thai government to drive overseas growth for Thai farmers in April.Aliba
2018-05-25

NANNING, May 23 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia will be the Country of Honor of the 15th China-ASEAN Expo, slated for Sept. 12 to 15 in Nanning, capital of south Chinas Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.Yang Yanyan, with the expo secretariat, said Cambodia will have an independent exhibition hall with 145 booths to demonstrate its achievements in such areas as agriculture, infrastructure, small and medium-sized businesses, education, and tourism.The year 2018 marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment
2018-05-25

On May 15, the corn demonstration base in Anyang town, Duan Yao autonomous county, Hechi city successfully harvested its first round of black corn, a new variety of corn which is being cultivated at the base.Farmers pick corn. [Photo by Qin Qingzhou/gx.xinhuanet.com]On the day of the harvest, a team of experts visited the base and estimated the average yield to be 809 kilograms per mu, making the new crop an unmitigated success.A team of experts measure the yield of corn. [Photo by Qin Qingzhou/
2018-05-25

Participants pose at the 10th Pan-Beibu Gulf Economic Cooperation Forum in Nanning. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]The 10th Pan-Beibu Gulf Economic Cooperation Forum got underway Thursday in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, to discuss construction of a new portal for Sino-ASEAN trade by road and sea.Pan-Beibu Gulf economic cooperation refers to Chinas cooperation with members in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, including Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Thai
2018-05-25

Anyone in Hà Nội craving fresh, juicy strawberries from the Central Highlands city of Đà Lạt shall have to pay for at least 35 per cent more than usual. But the extra money doesn’t go to farmers, but pays for costly transportation.— Photo danviet.vnHÀ NỘI — Anyone in Hà Nội craving fresh, juicy strawberries from the Central Highlands city of Đà Lạt shall have to pay for at least 35 per cent more than usual. But the extra money doesn’t go to farmers, but pays for costly transportation.Phạm Tuấn h
2018-05-24

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has advised farmers to not sell white-legged shrimp at low prices to avoid financial loss. — Photo sggp.org.vnViet Nam NewsMEKONG DELTA — The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has warned shrimp farmers to remain calm and refrain from selling large batches of white-legged shrimps which have been dropping in price.Due to concerns about falling prices, many farmers in the Mekong Delta have been selling the shrimp at a low price.The price
2018-05-24

BEIJING, May 22 (Xinhua) -- China will coordinate with countries from Asia and Oceania to conduct satellite remote sensing observation along the Mekong River, according to the website of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).The first international conference of the Asia-Oceania Global Earth Observation System of Systems (AOGEOSS) Initiative concluded on May 18 in Deqing in east Chinas Zhejiang Province. The Deqing Action Plan was passed during the conference to carry out remote sensing observation
2018-05-24

Photo taken on May 21, 2018 shows the opening ceremony of the 5th session of Vietnams 14th National Assembly in Hanoi, capital of Vietnam. (Xinhua/VNA)Photo taken on May 21, 2018 shows the opening ceremony of the 5th session of Vietnams 14th National Assembly in Hanoi, capital of Vietnam. (Xinhua/VNA)HANOI, May 21 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam is taking synchronous measures to achieving the targets of posting gross domestic product (GDP) growth of over 6.7 percent and curbing inflation rate at around 4 pe
2018-05-23

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has issued regulations on the use of national brand GAO VIET NAM or VIETNAM RICE.Organisations and individuals must also have certificates for
2018-05-23

Vietnam will welcome over 200 experts and researchers from around the world to participate in the fifth International Conference on Rice Bran Oil in Hanoi from May 23-25.Themed “Rice Bran Oil - The World’s Premium Healthy Oil”, the seminar will discuss strategies to promote the development and utilisation of rice bran oil and improve its branding and trade in the international market.This is the fifth year IARBO (International Association of Rice Bran Oil) has organised the conference to promote
2018-05-23

Farmers in southern Trà Vinh Province are lending their land for free to poor farmers as a way of helping families escape poverty.– VNA/VNS PhotoHCM CITY – Farmers in southern Trà Vinh Province are lending their land for free to poor farmers as a way of helping families escape poverty.Dương Phắc Ra Đây in the province’s Duyên Hải District, for example, earned a profit of VNĐ15 million (US$600) from his harvest of bird’s-eye chili crop on a 2,000sq.m of land which was lent to him by Thạch Tài, a
2018-05-22

The European Union (EU) market was the largest export market of Vietnamese shrimp in the first quarter of this year. - photo baocongthuong.com.vnHÀ NỘI – The European Union (EU) market was the largest export market of Vietnamese shrimp in the first quarter of this year, according to Việt Nam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP).In the first quarter, the export value of shrimp from ViệtNamto the EU gained a year-on-year increase of 20.2 per cent to US$742.9 million, including $3
2018-05-22

The government has kicked off two major cheap loan projects with a combined value of 93.6 billion baht to help reduce the cost of farming, according to the state-run Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC).The projects come in the form of a loan card provided to farmers and a loan to be disbursed to farm cooperatives and community enterprise groups.Farmers will each be given Kaset Sukjai (Happy Farming) cards with 30,000-baht credit. They can use the cards to buy farm supplies
2018-05-22

The state auction for the final lot of edible-grade rice stocks totalling 43,700 tonnes has drawn active participation from interested bidders, with nine proposing the highest buying prices for the whole amount put up for auction.Adul Chotinisakorn, director-general of the Foreign Trade Department, said a total of 35 bidderssubmitted bidding envelopes yesterday and nine of them proposed the highest bidding prices for the entire 43,700 tonnes at a combined 534.08 million baht.Bidding prices range
2018-05-22

KUNMING, May 19 (Xinhua) -- On cliffs where lush and thick forests blot out the sky, with a knife and bag in hand, Mi Shicai walks among the bushes searching for Chinese herbal medicines.Mi, 71, is a retired rural teacher who has also served as an herbalist for 46 years and has cured thousands of complicated diseases such as lung perforation by using herbs.The herbalist lives in Lukuidi Village, a poverty-stricken village with around half of its residents subsisting below the poverty line, in Nu
2018-05-21

HANOI, May 18 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam will pour some 45 trillion Vietnamese dong (roughly 2 billion U.S. dollars) into implementing a program entitled One Commune, One Product, according to its Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on Friday.Implemented in the 2018-2020 period in communes nationwide, the program will focus on developing agricultural and non-agricultural products and services which are the communes strengths, and produced or provided by households, small and medium-sized ente
2018-05-21

STUNG TRENG, Cambodia, May 18 (Xinhua) -- Driving along National Road No. 78 here in Sesan district of Stung Treng Province in northern Cambodia, one will see orderly rows of new houses in the new Kbal Romeas village that the Lower Sesan II Hydropower Company had built for resettled villagers.Those houses with red walls and blue roofs are boldly defined against the azure sky with drifting white clouds.For Krav Many, a 45-year-old father of three, the new village has brought his family a convenie
2018-05-21

YANGON, May 17 (Xinhua) -- Myanmars economy improved in the fiscal year 2017-18, which ended in March, said a report of the World Banks Myanmar Economic Monitor released Thursday.Myanmars growth of gross domestic product (GDP) was estimated to have increased to 6.4 percent from 5.9 percent in the previous fiscal year 2016-17, according to the report.The growth was driven by recovery in agriculture, improved manufacturing performance and strong services growth despite a slight slowdown likely due
2018-05-21

YANGON, May 17 (Xinhua) -- China-Myanmar trade fair-2018 kicked off in Myanmars commercial city of Yangon on Thursday.It is the first of its kind organized by China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO) Secretariat, Trade Development Bureau (TDB) of Ministry of Commerce of China, Worldex-SingEx Exhibitions (Guangzhou) Co. Ltd and Myanmar Trade Promotion Organization.Than Myint, union minister of the Commerce Ministry, said the trade fair could promote trade and economic cooperation between Myanmar and China.The t
2018-05-21

Consumers should brace for pricier packed rice, notably for the hom mali fragrant variety, through the end of 2018 because of low supply and higher export demand.Somkiat Makcayathorn, honorary president of the Thai Rice Packers Association, warned yesterday that hom mali rice production is forecast to drop drastically because of heavy rain, as hom mali paddy prices have surged to 17,000-18,000 baht a tonne now from 12,000 baht a year ago.As a consequence, hom mali packed rice prices are up 15-20
2018-05-17

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