VietNamNet Bridge – When spring arrives, so too, does velvet season. This is when farmers in the central province of Ha Tinh get busy harvesting the multi-million dollar product taken from deer antlers. Great value: Deer antler velvets have been used by traditional medicine as treatment for infertility, joint inflammation and hypertension. It is also help boost immune system function, speed wound healing and recovery, slow ageing and restore joint health. The smooth velvet texture from the horns is removed causing no harm to the animal and then used for a variety of medical products. These include treating infertility, joint inflammation and hypertension. Phan Van Luat, 54, head of Son Lam Cooperative which specialises in providing baby deer, deer antler velvets, said deer farming was the traditional profession of their ancestors. It has been thrived sometimes in 1990s when rich people flock to district for deer farming. But its popularity dropped, and do too did the … [Read more...] about Deer farming improve lives of farmers in Ha Tinh
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Accordingly, nearly 3,000 tons of garlic have been produced on an area of nearly 330 hectares. If sold at the current price of 40,000 VND/kg, this crop, Ly Son farmers collected over 120 billion, accounting for over 60% of the total value of agricultural production in the locality.The happiness of a Ly Son Island farmerGarlic brought homeIn garlic season, vehicle owners earn income by transporting the garlic from fields to home.Each vehicle owner earns around VND500,000 per day by making 5-8 trips.Trolleys are also used to transport garlic from fields.A bumper garlic crop makes farmers happy.Garlic season is the time for visitors to learn about the island’s typical specialty. BTA (Photos: LDO) … [Read more...] about Ly Son island farmers get bumper garlic season
VietNamNet Bridge – Farmers who grow red mandarins in Dong Thap Province’s Lai Vung District expect to earn a good profit during the Tet (Lunar New Year) festival which falls on February 16. Quyt hong Lai Vung (Lai Vung red mandarin), a specialty fruit of the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province, is one of the favourite fruits for the New Year holiday because of its beautiful colour, thin skin, few seeds and special flavour.Luu Van Rang, who owns a 3,000sq.m of red mandarin trees in Lai Vung, said: “The weather was inclement last year, so the fruit output for Tet is expected to decline by one- third compared to normal years” but the price has been increasing.The quantity of red mandarin supplied for Tet may decline because of early ripe red mandarins, according to farmers.Longer months and an early rainy season have caused premature ripening of red mandarins before the lunar New Year, which is the peak harvest season for the fruit. The district has … [Read more...] about Farmers to see good profits from red mandarin for Tet
In early 2016, when fellow farmers were despairing over plummeting yields linked to a major drought, Hamdi was busy harvesting maize from his land. He got 5.6 tones instead of the usual 4 tones from his one-hectare (2.5-acre) plot, despite living in West Nusa Tenggara, one of Indonesia's driest provinces where agriculture is at the mercy of extreme weather such as that brought by the El Nino climate pattern. "El Nino did not affect those practicing conservation agriculture, but those who weren't suffered a lot," the 38-year-old told the Thomson Reuters Foundation on a sunny afternoon in Pemongkong village on Lombok island. Hamdi, who goes by one name only, was among the first in his village to adopt the natural farming method in October 2015, just before El Nino hit. He was initially attracted by talk of possible savings because conservation agriculture requires less fertilizer, as well as less labor for weeding and preparing land. But the greatest benefit so far has been its … [Read more...] about Indonesian farmers befriend soil to protect harvests from climate stress
The Vietnam Pay Television Association (VN Pay TA), in the afternoon October 16, gathered to discuss the Premier League broadcasting rights for 3 seasons (2013-2016), hoping to find an acceptable deal. Vietnam Television, Digital Television VTC, Hanoi Television and other television stations attended the event. Currently, Vietnam's television stations are purchasing Premier League broadcasting rights via MP & Sliva partner, not directly from Premier League's organizing board. So, domestic television stations are paying an inflated price. In fact, MP& Sliva only disburses USD13 million for this issue. This price is increased up to USD19 million when re-sold to Vietnamese partners. Participants of the meeting agreed to unite for significant change. Vietnam Television will be the pioneer in this race, as it directly negotiates with the organizing board, then sharing with other local stations. Mr Le Dinh Cuong, Vice chairman cum Secretary General of VN Pay TA, announced … [Read more...] about Premier League broadcasting rights in Vietnam: USD30 million for 3 seasons?