“From farming to chocolate” model boosts Vietnam’s cocoa reputation

 “From farming to chocolate” model boosts Vietnam’s cocoa reputation

12/1/2016 - 15:50

(VOVworld) – Vietnamese possesses some favorable microclimates for growing cocoa. Cocoa trees are grown in the central highlands and the southwestern region, where the climate is neither too hot nor too cold. Realizing Vietnam’s potential for cocoa, in 2008, Puratos Grand Place, a Belgium group, started a model called“From farming to chocolate” in Vietnam, using Vietnamese cocoa to produce made-in-Vietnam...

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Dong Thap farmers make fortune growing straw mushrooms

Dong Thap farmers make fortune growing straw mushrooms

12/1/2016 - 15:24

(VOVworld) – Growing mushrooms is a traditional craft of Lai Vung district in Dong Thap province. To meet a growing demand, local farmers have applied a greenhouse mushroom cultivation model to boost productivity and quality.

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Developing new-style cooperatives linked with product values

Developing new-style cooperatives linked with product values

11/24/2016 - 23:39

(VOVworld) – Joining production, distribution, and consumption chains is a must for the development of new-style cooperatives. The Vietnam Cooperative Alliance is outlining new-style cooperative models linked with product value chains on a large and wide spread scale.

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Bac Ninh replicates safe water supply models for rural areas

Bac Ninh replicates safe water supply models for rural areas

11/17/2016 - 15:00

(VOVworld) – In recent years, Bac Ninh has increased safe and sanitary water supplies for rural people funded by the National Target Program for Rural Clean Water and Sanitation, World Bank loans, and social resources. As a result, 98% of the people in Bac Ninh’s rural areas now have access to clean water.

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Hau Giang seeks to have 70% of farming households recognized as good at doing business

Hau Giang seeks to have 70% of farming households recognized as good at doing business

11/10/2016 - 14:22

(VOVworld) – The Hau Giang Farmers Association has worked to help local farmers in restructuring crops, livestock, and expanding effective models that can adapt to climate change. By 2020, Hau Giang was set to have 70% of its farming households earning at least 4,500 USD per hectare a year.

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Developing coffee zones in Dak Lak province

Developing coffee zones in Dak Lak province

10/27/2016 - 15:12

(VOVworld) – Producing coffee sustainably has benefited many farm households in Cu M’gar district, Dak Lak province. More than 30 cooperatives and clubs following a sustainable coffee production model have been set up in the district, which has started to change old production habits, helping farmers access advanced technologies, cut input costs, boost product value and incomes, and contribute to...

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Improved life in cinnamon growing province of Yen Bai

Improved life in cinnamon growing province of Yen Bai

10/20/2016 - 16:49

(VOVworld) – In the early 1970s, a cinnamon-growing model was launched in Van Yen district, Yen Bai province. Since then the tree has become a primary local product and improved local lives, especially among ethnic Dao households.

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Adaptation of shrimp farming to climate change

Adaptation of shrimp farming to climate change

10/13/2016 - 15:16

(VOVworld) - The Mekong Delta is Vietnam’s largest shrimp farming area, accounting for 94% of the total raising area and 81% of the shrimp production. Currently, the region’s aquaculture is facing difficulties due to the impact of climate change and saline intrusion.

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Phung Hiep farmers in Hau Giang promote Xoan orange brand

Phung Hiep farmers in Hau Giang promote Xoan orange brand

10/6/2016 - 19:01

(VOVworld) – Many farm households in Phuong Phu commune, Phung Hiep district, Hau Giang province, are thriving thanks to Xoan oranges. They have coordinated with each other to increase productivity and product quality and build a trademark for Phung Hiep’s Xoan oranges.

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Mekong Delta farmers adapt to no-flood season

Mekong Delta farmers adapt to no-flood season

9/29/2016 - 14:49

(VOVworld) – In recent years, the lives of farmers in the Mekong River Delta who depend on the rising-water season have been impacted by saline intrusion, depleted soil, and the exhaustion of aquatic resources and water. VOV reports on efforts by local farmers to step up agricultural restructuring to reduce the negative effects.

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Mekong delta region restructures agricultural production for cattle breeding

Mekong delta region restructures agricultural production for cattle breeding

9/22/2016 - 12:48

(VOVworld) – The Mekong River Delta’s livestock production did not seem to suffer much damage from the recent drought, unlike the cultivation and fishery sectors. To overcome the consequences of the drought and reduce the adverse impacts of climate change, many provinces in the Mekong River Delta have shifted to livestock production to earn a living.

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Quang Ninh takes the lead in rural and island electrification

Quang Ninh takes the lead in rural and island electrification

9/15/2016 - 14:44

(VOVworld) – Quang Ninh, a mountainous province with a scattered population, has successfully brought electricity to its remote areas and islands. This has helped Quang Ninh develop more sustainably.

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Beekeeping to get rich and respond to climate change in Mekong Delta

Beekeeping to get rich and respond to climate change in Mekong Delta

9/8/2016 - 14:41

(VOVworld) – Beekeeping for honey production has recently developed in the Mekong Delta Region, bringing in hundreds of millions of US dollars in export revenue every year. The honey-bee has been selected as a domestic animal good at adapting to the Mekong Delta environment.

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Đồng Tháp farmers make their fortunes from green agriculture

Đồng Tháp farmers make their fortunes from green agriculture

9/2/2016 - 13:24

(VOVworld) – Apart from rice and mangoes, Đồng Tháp’s longan has gradually solidified its brand and been accepted by foreign markets. Recent investment by a Korean group in a longan production facility for exports has opened new opportunities for local farmers. Now longan has become one of the province’s hard currency earners.

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Son La farmers develop Yen Chau mango brand

Son La farmers develop Yen Chau mango brand

8/25/2016 - 13:51

(VOVworld) - The National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam has issued a certificate of geographic origin for Yen Chau mangoes in the three communes of Chieng Pan, Vieng Lan, and Sap Vat in Son La Province. This is the second type of mango in Vietnam to be licensed with a certificate of geographic origin. This news has reassured Son...

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Ka Tăng- a model resettlement hamlet in Quang Tri Province

Ka Tăng- a model resettlement hamlet in Quang Tri Province

8/20/2016 - 13:50

(VOVworld) – Situated in Lao Bao Town, Quang Tri Province, Ka Tăng Resettlement Area is home to 51 households with 200 Vân Kiều people the minority nationality. This is considered a model resettlement hamlet in Quang Trị thanks to its improved infrastructure and the high degree of consensus among villagers on their relocation to new residential site.

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Co To island district recognized as new-style rural area

Co To island district recognized as new-style rural area

8/12/2016 - 0:08

(VOVworld) - Co To island district in Quang Ninh province has been recognized as a new-style rural area, becoming the first island district in Vietnam to complete the program to build new rural areas. After 5 years of implementing the National Target Program on New Rural Development, Co To has much improved.

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Rice-shrimp farming: an effective and sustainable production model

Rice-shrimp farming: an effective and sustainable production model

8/4/2016 - 14:26

(VOVworl) – In the last five years, the dual rice-shrimp farming systems has grown in many Mekong Delta provinces from tens of thousands of hectares in 2005 to 160,000 ha in 2011 and is likely to reach 200,000 ha by 2020. The model has proven effective and sustainable.

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Ninh Thuan farmers’ mutual support for economic development

Ninh Thuan farmers’ mutual support for economic development

7/28/2016 - 15:43

(VOVworld) – Over the past two years, Ninh Thuan has set up about 300 groups of farmers for joint cultivation, husbandry, and trading. The model has helped enhance the role of thousands of farmers and improve their lives.

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Banana plantation helps Huoi Luong farmers in Lai Chau escape poverty

Banana plantation helps Huoi Luong farmers in Lai Chau escape poverty

7/21/2016 - 14:45

(VOVworld) – In recent years, growing bananas has helped farmers in the border communes of Phong Tho district, Lai Chau province, improve their living conditions. Huoi Luong commune has taken the lead in turning bananas into a way out of poverty.

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Wednesday April 26, 2017

Wednesday April 26, 2017

(VOVworld) - Summer is coming around and it’s getting hotter in the northern part of Vietnam. The average temperature now ranges from 25 to 30DC. I enjoy this pleasant weather.

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Vietnamese "Ao dai" promoted in South Korea

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(VOVworld) - It’s freezing cold during winter in South Korea. But the harsh weather cannot keep Vietnamese women there from wearing “Ao dai” – the traditional Vietnamese long dress, which...