Vietnam’s exports of fruits and vegetables hit US$3.34 billion as by December 15, a surge of 45% year on year, surpassing 2016’s revenue of US$2.457 billion, according to the updated report of the General Department of Vietnam Customs.
Vietnam has remained an attractive destination for foreign investors in 2017 with total FDI capital registered in the country hitting a record high of US$35.88 billion, up 44.4% against last year.
Rice exports have risen sharply, increasing 20.9% to 5.66 million tons while seeing a 23.8% jump in value to nearly US$2.6 billion during the 11 and a half months to date this year, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs.
Total trade turnover has recently exceeded $400 billion, a four-fold increase in the decade since 2007 and a major milestone for Vietnam, Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue said
With the growing of Japanese elephant garlic on Ly Son Island, Ly Son garlic, a well-known brand, will be threatened, scientists say.
The central city of Da Nang has called for VND1.5 trillion (US$66.3 million) investment in five high-tech farms to create a centre for hi-tech-farming in the central and central highlands region.
Only nine out of 25 provinces in the northern region have developed a green-growth strategy. Another two provinces are in the process of approving the innovations.
Livestock farmers should join production links with co-operatives as well as processing and trading enterprises to sustain their livelihoods, experts said at a conference in Hà Nội yesterday.