A tea plantation area in northern Thái Nguyên Province’s Đồng Hỷ District. The plantation receives the National Fund for Tea Planting to expand production. — VNA/VNS Photo Minh Quyết HÀ NỘI — Despite having gained access to nearly 200 countries and territories with an annual turnover of US$40 billion, Việt Nam still struggled to sustainably expand and develop markets for its agricultural commodities in harsh conditions. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyễn Xuân Cường pointed out the country’s disadvantages in increasing consumption of its agricultural products at the International Support Group Plenary Meeting 2019 in Hà Nội yesterday. According to Cường, Việt Nam’s agriculture does not have effective productivity as most of farms are small in size, exposing the sector to threats of loss and crop failure, especially under the … [Read more...] about Developing raw material areas essential for Việt Nam’s agricultural growth
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Lychees for exports (Photo: VNA) HCM City (VNA) – With the positive outcomes from 2017 and the first quarter of 2018, Vietnam is likely to gross 10 billion USD from exporting fruits and vegetables in the foreseeable future, according to Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Quoc Doanh. The Southeast Asian country earned a record 3.45 billion USD from fruit and vegetable exports in 2017, a year-on-year rise of 40.5 percent, much higher than traditional staples like rice, crude oil and coffee. In January-March this year, Vietnam raked in 960 million USD from fruit and vegetable exports, up 35.6 percent against the same period last year. Doanh said the country is shifting ineffective rice cultivation areas to grow fruits under the national agricultural restructuring programme. Provinces in the Mekong Delta region such as Tien Giang, Dong Thap and Can Tho have zoned off large areas for growing fruits, he added. Furthermore, most farmers in the region are … [Read more...] about Vietnam targets 10 billion USD from fruit, vegetable exports
Red Cross Society donates Tết gifts to the poor and Agent Orange victims in Điện Biên Province. — Photo VNRC HÀ NỘI — About VNĐ6.3 billion (US$272,000) has been donated by the public to buy gifts for poor people during Tết (Lunar New Year) Holiday. This was announced by deputy Prime Minister Vương Đình Huệ, who is head of the Central Steering Committee for the National Programmes. The money was donated via the web portal on the national humanity programme in 2018. According to the deputy PM’s instructions, VNĐ5 billion (US$216,000) will be used to buy warm clothes for children in poor ethnic and mountainous communes while VNĐ1.3 billion (US$56,000) will buy audio-visual equipment for ethnic households. The Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs, and Ministry of Information and Communication in co-operation with the Việt Nam Fatherland Front (VFF) were … [Read more...] about Poor people nationwide presented Tết gifts
It is expected that AI will make up US$15.7 trillion in the global economy. From 2020, the global GDP will grow more rapidly than the previous period, of which 50% will come from AI’s influence. In Vietnam, AI is being used in apps such as face-identification technology cameras, smartphone chatbots, self-propelling vehicles, and nano robots. However, Viet said with limited financial capability, Vietnamese enterprises should think carefully about what they need. “Vietnam may waste time on research that Google, Facebook and Microsoft have done,” he said. “Vietnamese scientists should help businesses catch up with the fourth industrial revolution,” said Nguyen Xuan Hoai, head of the Information Technology Research & Development Institute, an arm of the Hanoi University. Five or six months ago, the owner of a large seafood company came to see Hoai, The company exported US$1 billion worth of seafood products in 2017. The owner of the company said he … [Read more...] about Will Vietnam become an AI hub?
BAD HOMBURG, GERMANY - Newsaktuell - December 6, 2019 - Fresenius Kabi held its United for Clinical Nutrition (UCN) Satellite Symposium during the 20th Congress of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Society of Asia (PENSA) on October 9, 2019, in Hong Kong.Dr. Jesus Inciong (Philippines) leads a presentation on current clinical nutrition practices in Asian hospitals.The UCN symposium gathered today's top experts to exchange insights on clinical nutrition. In photo from left to right: Prof. Seo, Dr. Ungpinitpong, Dr. Inciong, Prof. Joshi and Prof. Laviano. The symposium's featured topic was the UCN Nutrition Insights Day Asia (NID), a comprehensive survey led by an advisory board and supported by Fresenius Kabi that provides insights into clinical nutrition practices in 83 hospitals in India, Indonesia, the Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.Leading clinical nutrition experts were present to discuss UCN NID: Prof. Alessandro Laviano (Italy), Prof. Rajeev Joshi (India), … [Read more...] about Medical Experts Highlight Nutrition Survey Data During 20th PENSA Congress 2019 in Hong Kong