Prices of Vietnam's exported rice are still the highest in the world, with that of 5% broken rice reaching US$638 per tonne, and 25% broken rice $623 per tonne, according to the Vietnam Food Association.
Meanwhile, Thailand's 5% broken rice is sold at $628 per tonne, and that of Pakistan at $598 a tonne.
A farmer harvests rice in Hanoi.
In the Mekong Delta – the largest rice granary of Vietnam, the price of paddy rice remains at an unprecedented high level in many localities, helping farmers achieve good profits.
In July, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)'s rice price index rose to its highest level in nearly 12 years. The move was due to a spike in prices in key rice exporting countries after India imposed export restrictions.
Recently, the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade announced the list of 210 businesses that are eligible to export rice.
According to the ministry, in the first seven months of this year, Vietnam exported 4.83 million tonnes of rice. The country plans to export about 2.67 million tonnes in the remaining five months of the year.
Bac Giang expands production links under value chain
BAC GIANG - Although there are mechanisms and policies to encourage cooperation and linkage
in the production and sale of agricultural products, a few models have been
deployed in Bac Giang province due to numerous obstacles. To remove the
"bottlenecks", the provincial People's Council has just issued a
resolution amending and supplementing a number of contents on production
Value chain for medicinal herbs
Vietnam has many advantages in terms of topography, climate, ecosystems, rich and diverse flora and fauna resources. Several areas are the growth and development of many endemic and rare medicinal herbs. Vietnam currently has more than 5,117 species and subspecies used for medicine and health improvement.
Global GAP and VietGAP longans enjoy high selling price
BAC GIANG – Thanks
to prominent quality and recognition of 3 star rating under One Commune One Product
(OCOP) programme, the longans of Agriculture Service Cooperative in Luc Son commune,
Luc Nam district (Bac Giang province) (Cooperative) are widely preferred by
customers as a gift with average price of 30,000 VND per kg.
Bac Giang removes the "knot" for concentrated vegetable production area
BAC GIANG - According
to the master plan till 2030, Bac Giang province has 78 concentrated vegetable
production areas. Besides the advantages, the vegetable production encounters
some difficulties and obstacles to meet market demand and serve the processing
industry. All levels, sectors and localities have implemented various solutions
to handle these problems.