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In trade war talks, China may want US agricultural imports, but what it needs is food security

Food security, economics and geopolitics go hand in hand. With China and the United States purportedly closing in on a settlement of the current trade war, sections pertaining to agricultural products will surely loom large in any final deal. But Beijing should not become overdependent on US farmers. Nor should Washington get too reliant on China as a market for its agricultural exports. China needs to import a lot of food. The country needs to feed almost a quarter of humanity but has only 7… Source link

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Meet the man behind one of China’s biggest agricultural drone makers

On a road trip through Xinjiang in 2012, Peng Bin saw how ageing farmers laboured in vast cotton fields with heavy tanks of pesticides strapped to their backs, spraying the chemicals without any protection.“I could smell the acrid stench of pesticide from afar and I thought maybe my unmanned aircraft could help,” said Peng, 37, founder and chief executive of XAG, one of China’s biggest makers of agricultural drones. “At least drone spraying would limit the farmers’ exposure to the chemicals.”It… Source link

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150 northern cooperatives link agricultural production to sales at Big C – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

    Consumers now have given preference to the products, particularly domestic ones with clear origin, labels and packaging, meeting domestic and international standards. — Photo laodong.vn HÀ NỘI  — About 150 agricultural cooperatives in 16 northern provinces took part in a conference on connecting agricultural production to consumption at the modern retail chain Big C. The event, organised on Tuesday by several departments of the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, and Big C, aimed to connect all parties – State management agencies, retailers and cooperatives…

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Agricultural sector posts trade surplus of $1b in two months – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — The agricultural sector gained a trade surplus of US$1 billion in the first two months of this year despite a year-on-year decrease of 1.6 per cent in export value. According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), the sector earned $5.5 billion from the export of farm produce and forestry and aquatic products. Meanwhile, $4.5 billion worth of agro-forestry-fishery products were imported in the reviewed period, up 3 per cent from the same period last year. In the…

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Việt Nam to host agricultural consumption forum in February – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam will no longer have to ‘rescue’ agricultural products as their prices drop in the coming years, Nguyễn Quốc Toản, acting head of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD)’s Department of Farm Produce Processing and Development said in Hà Nội on Tuesday. Toản spoke at a press conference introducing the Vietnam Agricultural Product Consumption Promotion Forum 2019, which will be held by MARD in collaboration with the Ministry of Industry and Trade and representatives of cities, provinces, associations and…

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Agricultural firms improve standards to satisfy new Chinese regulations – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HCM CITY — Exports of agricultural products to the vast Chinese market are expected to increase if branding and quality of Vietnamese goods improve, speakers said at a meeting yesterday in HCM City.  Trần Thanh Nam, deputy minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, said that export potential to China was huge, especially for fruit, seafood, rice, wheat flour and rubber.   China’s top agricultural imports from Việt Nam are durian, grapefruit, passion fruit, sweet potato, coconut and mangosteen. In addition, China has approved 13…

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ASEAN+3 young entrepreneurs and leaders join hands to boost hi-tech agricultural initiatives – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — More than 160 young entrepreneurs and leaders from ten ASEAN countries along with representatives of South Korea, Japan and China on Thursday gathered in HCM City to discuss and share hi-tech agriculture initiatives, pioneering the realisation of the objectives of the ASEAN Economic Community and contributing to building a sustainable ASEAN Community. The theme this year is “ASEAN+3 Young Entrepreneurs Towards Innovative Agricultural Startups”. It aims to address the desire to unleash the economic potential of young people in ASEAN, strengthen…

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Agricultural sector needs more locally made machinery – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HCM CITY — The People’s Committee of Cần Thơ City and the Việt Nam Association of Mechanical Industry (VAMI) met recently to address the urgent need to produce agricultural machinery. Việt Nam makes 30-40 per cent of the agricultural machines used in the country, and the rest are imported, mostly from China and Japan. The country has not developed agricultural machinery production largely because the support industry for the sector does not exist. Every year, the country spends about US$800 million to import…

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French food and agricultural products on display in Việt Nam – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Large supermarkets in Hà Nội will have booths introducing French food and agricultural products to Vietnamese consumers from now until December 3. – Photo vietnamplus.vn Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Large supermarkets in Hà Nội will organise booths to introduce French food and agricultural products to Vietnamese consumers from now until December 3 to mark the opening a week of French food and agricultural products in Việt Nam. This is the second consecutive year the event has been held in more than 20 supermarket chains and shops…

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Technology key to agricultural production: forum – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HCM CITY — The use of technology is considered one of the most important factors to improve the yields and quality of agricultural products and enable them to join the global value chain, delegates heard at a forum in HCM City on Wednesday. Speaking at the Việt Nam Food Forum, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Đỗ Thắng Hải said: “This year, the forum aims to share the global development trends with respect to agricultural products and foods in the technology era and the experience…

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