They found themselves surrounded in difficulties last year as world supply saw strong increase that brought down both prices and demand in major markets. Besides, the US-China trade conflict also wreaked havoc on the shrimp sector. However, a brighter future is coming from the horizon to them this year thanks to a multitude of robust market signs. … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES FEB. 25
Food processing vs food manufacturing
Like many of Vinh’s friends, 20 of Hien’s have also returned to Vietnam since February 20 as the number of Covid-19 cases rose day after day. Some were even willing to postpone their study plans in case the epidemic got out of control in South Korea. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese in South Korea face dilemma: stay put or bail out?
But fruit and vegetable farming still faces many problems like small scale and scattered cultivation, inconsistent quality, impacts of climate change, poor harvest and post-harvest technologies, increasing competition in the global market and lack of linkages between businesses and farmers. … [Read more...] about Vietnam targets USD 4.5 billion from farm produce exports by 2020
Earlier, the Ministry of Industry and Trade told the governments of provinces and cities to collaborate with the relevant agencies to review and make a list of types of farm produce being harvested to assess their consumption and find ways to boost exports. … [Read more...] about Trade ministry proposes lowering transport costs to support firms
Joint Environment Monitoring of Mekong Mainstream Hydropower Projects (JEM) aims to "systematically collect, generate and share reliable and scientific data and information through a standardized basin wide joint environmental monitoring program on site-specific issues that have cross-national implications," said Dr. So Nam, chief environmental management officer at MRC. … [Read more...] about Mekong pilot program to monitor impact of Lao dams on lower basin