PHNOM PENH, Aug. 2 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia and China on Thursday signed a protocol of phytosanitary requirements that will make way for the exports of yellow bananas from Cambodia to China.The protocol was inked here between Cambodian Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon and Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Xiong Bo under the presence of Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Hor Namhong.Veng Sakhon said bananas will be a new agricultural produce that Cambodia will export to China, fo
2018-08-14

BANGKOK, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- Thailand is expected to export an estimated 11 million tons of rice throughout this year, said a senior government official on Monday.The 11-million-ton rice for export throughout this year projected by the Ministry of Commerces Department of Foreign Trade compared to some 9.5 million tons earlier forecast by the Thai Rice Exporters Association.According to Adul Chotinisakorn, Director General of the Department of Foreign Trade, some 6.7 million tons of the Thai rice
2018-08-14

Aerial photo taken on Aug. 9, 2018 shows farmers harvesting rice cultivated in rice-fish symbiotic system in Pingshan Village of Bajiang Township in Sanjiang Dong Autonomous County, south Chinas Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Wu Lianxun)A farmer harvests rice cultivated in rice-fish symbiotic system in Pingshan Village of Bajiang Township in Sanjiang Dong Autonomous County, south Chinas Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Aug. 9, 2018. (Xinhua/Wu Lianxun)Farmers harvest rice cultivated
2018-08-14

The high prices dragon fruit fetches have helped several farmers in the Plain of Reeds become rich in recent years. — VNA/VNS PhotoViet Nam NewsTIỀN GIANG — The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Tiền Giang is expanding its specialised growing zone for dragon fruit, a fruit that has helped several local farmers grow rich.According to Huỳnh Văn Bườn, head of the agricultural and rural development bureau of Tân Phước District, the district has been growing the fruit for only a few years, but has
2018-08-14

QINGDAO, July 23 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese research team announced Monday that a saline-alkali tolerant rice experiment has achieved a success in desert areas of Dubai.Yield tests showed that the highest output of saline-alkali tolerant rice in Dubai surpassed 7.8 tonnes per hectare, much higher than the worlds average rice yield of 4.539, according to the saline-alkali tolerant rice research and development center in Qingdao, east Chinas Shandong Province.The research team from the center launched
2018-07-25

Two villagers plant trees at an agricultural and husbandry demonstration base in Zhanang County of Shannan City, southwest Chinas Tibet Autonomous Region, July 23, 2018. The local government has taken great effort to bid for investment on green industry to boost local economy. Fueled by well-established enterprises, about 2,800 residents of 720 households realized a total income growth of 15 million yuan (about 2.2 million U.S. dollars) in 2017. (Xinhua/Liu Dongjun)Aerial photo taken on July 23,
2018-07-25

Over the past six decades, Li Shixi, a rural resident from north Chinas Shanxi Province, has experienced many changes in his life. He was once a poor farmer, but now he works in the tourism industry.Li was born into a poverty-stricken family in Qikou Township of Luliang, an ancient dock on the Yellow River, Chinas second longest. He helped his farming parents when he was young.However, he didnt want to become a farmer. Li left school and moved from the poor rural area to the city of Taiyuan, cap
2018-07-23

HANOI, July 23 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam is likely to earn 4.7 billion U.S. dollars from exporting vegetables and fruits this year, up from more than 3.5 billion U.S. dollars last year, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said on Monday.At present, Vietnamese farmers are encouraged to grow fruit trees, vegetables and flowers and use more advanced farming techniques, while local and foreign firms provide them with more high-grade seeds and seedlings.Vietnam is boosting export of both fresh an
2018-07-23

The Vietnamese Government Office is compiling the governments resolution on major tasks and solutions in e-government development in the 2018-2020 period, with a vision towards 2025, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said here on Wednesday.Vietnam is also working to establish a national committee on e-government led by the prime minister, with members being ministers, Phuc said at the Vietnam Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Summit which opened on Wednesday, Vietnam News
2018-07-20

Thai business confidence improved in June, boosted by the governments economic stimulus measures, a weaker baht, which is good for tourism and exports, growing border trade and recovering farm prices.The Thai Chamber of Commerces new index, which gauges nationwide business sentiment, increased to 48.4 points in June from 47.7 in May -- the month it debuted.The TCC Confidence index from May 25-June 5 sampled 324 TCC members nationwide, with 66.5% from the agriculture sector, 15.8% from the indust
2018-07-20

Food companies have launched a joint project with the government to improve the economic viability of 1,200 rice farmers in Roi Et province and develop high-quality and sustainable hom mali fragrant rice with a climate-smart system to lessen climate change.The Sustainable Hom Mali Rice project will be implemented for two-and-a-half years (2018-20). The main partners in the effort are Mars Food, Herba Bangkok SL (Ebro Foods SA), German development agency GIZ and Thailands Rice Department.The proj
2018-07-18

A rubber plantation in Soeng Sang district of Nakhon Ratchasima. PRASIT TANGPRASERTThe government plans to reduce rubber plantation area this year as a continuation of its efforts to raise domestic rubber prices.Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak told high-ranking officials from the Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry Monday the ministry should try to reduce the rubber plantation area by another 200,000 rai a year over the next five years.The government pledges to support 16,000 baht pe
2018-07-18

Laos may be gradually emerging as a key link in a regional value chain as more foreign firms consider the country for potential as a production base, local daily Vientiane Times on Monday quoted a report from the World Bank as saying.The possibility of the landlocked country becoming a stronger link in the regional value chain was aired in the World Banks mid-year report released recently.This claim is based on the banks analysis of Lao government data, which shows that the countrys exports of s
2018-07-16

Photo taken on July 11 shows the Luang Prabang railway bridge under construction by the Chinese engineering company China Railway No.8 Engineering Group (CREC-8) on the Mekong River in Luang Prabang, Laos. The concrete casting for the last pier understructure of Luang Prabang railway bridge has been successfully completed, laying down all the foundation construction work of the two cross-Mekong River super major bridges along the China-Laos railway. (Xinhua/Liu Ailun)VIENTIANE, July 11 (Xinhua)
2018-07-16

HANOI, July 12 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam needs to annually invest 10 billion U.S. dollars in building new power plants and expanding operational ones in the next 15 years, local media on Thursday quoted a deputy minister of industry and trade as reporting.The investment is needed to increase Vietnams electricity capacity by 6,000-7,000 MW each year in the next 15 years to serve its economic growth, daily newspaper Tuoi Tre (Youth) quoted Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Hoang Quoc Vuong as saying
2018-07-13

PHNOM PENH, July 10 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia exported 271,500 tons of milled rice in the first six months of 2018, down 5.9 percent from 288,500 tons over the same period last year, according to the latest report released on Tuesday.Sixty-eight companies have brokered the countrys rice for 56 countries and regions around the world, said the report from the Secretariat of One Window Service for Rice Export.China is the top buyer of Cambodian rice, followed by France, Poland, the Netherlands and Brita
2018-07-11

The ongoing US-China trade war will greatly impact the structure of the world economy in the future, causing damage but also generating indirect opportunities for countries where the economy relies heavily on agricultural production like Việt Nam.According to head of the Việt Nam Cashew Association’s Trade Promotion Division Trần Văn Hiệp, although it is still quite early to assess the impact of the US-China trade war, it’s possible that Vietnamese cashews may benefit from this war.Hiệp said the
2018-07-11

HANOI, July 2 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam consumer confidence index of the first quarter of 2018 reached a new all-time high of 124 points, according to the latest Global Consumer Confidence survey released by global information and measurement firm Nielsen.In the first quarter of this year, consumers in Southeast Asia remained optimistic, with confidence increasing by 2 points from 119 in the fourth quarter of last year to 121; and reaching an all-time high of 124 points, Vietnam became the fourth most
2018-07-09

The Chinese ambassador Sunday praised the state of Sino-Thai relations while marking the 43rd anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the China and Thailand.Lyu Jian, Ambassador of the Peoples Republic of China to Thailand, emphasised the principle of mutual respect, equity, justice and win-win cooperation, which he said was at the core of the relationship.He also said he expects further development strategies such as synergy of the Belt and Road Initiative with the Thailand
2018-07-09

Scenes of visitors crowding around a dozen local fishermen on a beach to watch them pull their fishing nets out of the water may sound strange but it has become a daily ritual in the tourist-magnet city of Danang, Vietnam, as I found out during a recent trip there.With the rapid boom in tourism, the morning fishing routine has been transcended into something of a public event, regularly drawing crowds who gather to take pictures and make video clips of it.And as soon as the nets are hauled, the
2018-07-04

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