China 

China should continue using food imports as chip in US trade talks, says former leading agriculture negotiator

China should diversify its imports to secure the food supply for its 1.4 billion people, but should continue to use purchases of US farm products as a “countermeasure” in the trade negotiations, according to a former leading agriculture negotiator.Cheng Guoqiang, who was part of China’s agriculture negotiations team that led to the country joining the World Organisation in 2001, joins a chorus of voices who say that Beijing should never compromise on food security in trade talks with Washington… Source link

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Vietnam 

Over 73.2 mln USD to develop hi-tech agriculture projects in Bình Phước – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Three high-tech agriculture projects in the southern province of Bình Phước will receive more than VNĐ1.7 trillion (US$73 million) in investment under an agreement inked between the provincial People’s Committee and its partners on Monday.— VNA/VNS Photo Dương Chí Tưởng BÌNH PHƯỚC — Three high-tech agriculture projects in the southern province of Bình Phước will receive more than VNĐ1.7 trillion (US$73 million) in investment under an agreement inked between the provincial People’s Committee and its partners on Monday. A joint-venture will be set up between Netherlands-based Royal De Heus Animal Nutrition…

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Deal to develop three high-tech agriculture projects worth $73m inked in Bình Phước – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  The signing ceremony. Three high-tech agriculture projects will receive more than VNĐ1.7 trillion (US$73 million) in the southern province of Bình Phước. — Photo baobinhphuoc.com.vn BÌNH PHƯỚC — Three high-tech agriculture projects in the southern province of Bình Phước will receive more than VNĐ1.7 trillion (US$73 million) in investment under an agreement inked between the provincial People’s Committee and its partners on Monday. A joint-venture will be set up between Netherlands-based Royal De Heus Animal Nutrition and local Hùng Nhơn Group, which will land some VNĐ1.15 trillion to…

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Loss-making, low-profitability agriculture firms to be eliminated – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Coffee is harvested by the Vietnam National Coffee Corporation Ltd’s employees. The State-owned coffee producer has 20 members that have not completed their restructuring plans. — Photo cafef.vn HÀ NỘI — Loss-making, low-profitability State-owned agriculture firms should be dissolved and made bankrupt, said Deputy Prime Minister Vương Đình Huệ on August 21. Special regulations are needed for those loss-making, low-profitability firms to stop operating, he told a meeting on the restructuring of agriculture and forestry businesses. He asked the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) to…

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Việt Nam seeks to boost agriculture and fishery exports – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Visitors at the VietFood, Beverage and Professional Packing Machines international exhibition that opened in HCM City on August 7. — VNS Photo Thu Hằng HCM CITY — Việt Nam will attract more foreign direct investment and boost its agricultural and fisheries exports through free trade agreements, experts have said. The recently signed Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and the EU-Việt Nam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) would help the country increase its agricultural and fisheries output, Phạm Tuấn Long, deputy director of the division of agriculture,…

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MARD boosts science and technology in agriculture – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Lê Quốc Doanh speaks at the conference. — VNA/VNS Photo Bích Hồng HÀ NỘI — Science and technology is one of the key solutions in implementing agriculture restructuring. In the new context, science and technology research units need to innovate, because the changing mechanisms and policies are associated with the application of science and technology. The statement was made by Lê Quốc Doanh, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) at a conference held in Hà Nội on Thursday. In order to meet that new…

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Agriculture sector will boost seafood, forestry production in H2 – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

    Processing shrimp for export. The agricultural sector will focus on the development of seafood and forestry products in the second half of this year. Photo daidoanket.vn HÀ NỘI – The agricultural sector in the second half of this year will focus on the development of commodities that have potential in production and export growth such as seafood and forestry products, said Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyễn Xuân Cường. Especially, fishery and forestry industries have many opportunities to support the sector in achieving its growth targets in gross domestic…

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International agriculture fairs kick off in HCM City – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  HCM City kicks off international agriculture fairs that are expected to help expand the market for agricultural products. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoàng Hải HCM CITY — The HCM City Department of Industry and Trade and local business associations have organised several international agriculture fairs at Phú Thọ Stadium in District 11 from June 19 to 22.   Nguyễn Phương Đông, deputy chairman of the department, said the fairs have a total of 200 booths and are expected to attract more than 100 domestic and international enterprises from South Korea, Japan, China, Malaysia and other countries. The fairs are displaying advanced technology,…

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Agriculture sector gains trade surplus of $3.3 billion in five months – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Export shrimp processing line. The agriculture sector achieved a trade surplus of US$3.3 billion in the first five months of this year. – VNA/VNS Photo Vũ Sinh HÀ NỘI – The agriculture sector gained a trade surplus of US$3.3 billion in the first five months of this year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. The nation achieved an export value of $16.1 billion from agricultural, forestry and aquatic products during the period, a year-on-year increase of 1.2 per cent, including $3.6 billion in May. The sector spent $12.8 billion…

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Việt Nam, Ivory Coast eye co-operation in agriculture – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  A cashew processing line at P/A Company in southern province of Bình Phước. — Photo vinacas.vn HCM CITY — Standing Vice Chairman of the HCM City’s People Committee Lê Thanh Liêm on Monday discussed measures to promote bilateral co-operation, particularly economic, with minister and secretary general of the presidency of the Ivory Coast, Achi Patrick. He believed that the visit by the West African guest would help boost economic ties and friendship between Việt Nam and the Ivory Coast. Highlighting the thriving bilateral trade, which recently exceeded US$1 billion and made…

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