Phong Dien district builds new rural area

Phong Dien district builds new rural area

6/2/2016 - 17:00

(VOVworld) – Phong Dien in Can Tho City has been recognized as a new-style rural district. After 5 years of implementing the National Target Program on New Rural Development, living conditions in Phong Dien have greatly improved.

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Intensive farming on terraced fields in Mu Cang Chai

Intensive farming on terraced fields in Mu Cang Chai

5/26/2016 - 15:51

(VOVworld) – In the past due to a backward farming tradition, Mong people in Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai province, had limited yields from their terraced fields. In recent years, the living conditions of the Mong ethnic group there have greatly improved thanks to the application of intensive farming, the support of local administrations, and the involvement of agricultural experts.

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Sa Pa farmers get rich from medicinal plant crops

Sa Pa farmers get rich from medicinal plant crops

5/19/2016 - 15:38

(VOVworld) – Located at a height of 1,500 to 1,800 meters and in a temperate climate zone with temperatures from 15 to 18 degrees Celsius, Sa Pa in Lao Cai province has advantages for growing medicinal plants. In recent years many households have cultivated precious herbs for domestic pharmaceutical production. The plants have helped farmers in Sa Pa get richer...

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Dong Thap promotes fruit exports

Dong Thap promotes fruit exports

5/12/2016 - 14:08

(VOVworld) – Dong Thap’s specialties have been exported to the US, Japan, the Republic of Korea, China, and New Zealand. Exported fruits are Cat Hoa Loc and Cat Chu mangos and Edor longan. The exports are a great encouragement for Dong Thap farmers to develop their brands.

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Ninh Thuan restructures crops to fight droughts

Ninh Thuan restructures crops to fight droughts

5/5/2016 - 16:59

(VOVworld) – The central coastal province of Ninh Thuan was hardest hit by the droughts in Vietnam. In recent years droughts have become increasingly severe due to climate change, negatively affecting agricultural production and daily life. To reduce its impacts, Ninh Thuan’s agricultural sector has instructed farmers to switch crops towards higher economic efficiency.

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Yen Bai youths join in new rural development effort

Yen Bai youths join in new rural development effort

4/28/2016 - 15:56

(VOVworld) –Young people in Yen Bai have responded to new rural development with practical activities. Their economic development models adapted to local conditions have greatly benefited Yen Bai’s new rural development program.

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Developing new-style cooperatives

Developing new-style cooperatives

4/21/2016 - 15:58

(VOVworld ) – Only 40% of 10,000 agricultural cooperatives in Vietnam are operating efficiently. Attendees at a recent meeting to review three years of implementing Vietnam’s Cooperative Law agreed on the need to refine the model of linking production and product consumption by value chain.

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Chain model increases Vietnamese agriculture values

Chain model increases Vietnamese agriculture values

4/14/2016 - 15:14

(VOVworld) – Forming chains to increase competitiveness and add values to farm produce is helpful for the development of Vietnam’s agricultural sector. In Ha Tinh, a number of models of linkage between cooperatives have proven effective in reviving the sandy soil.

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Tay Ninh farmers make a fortune thanks to loans based on the production link group model

Tay Ninh farmers make a fortune thanks to loans based on the production link group model

4/7/2016 - 16:40

(VOVworld) –The model of lending based on production link groups has helped thousands of farmer households in Tay Ninh province escape poverty and make their fortunes. Through the model, which is jointly organized by the provincial Farmers’ Association and the Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, or Agribank local farmers can promptly access banking loans while the capital has been...

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Crop restructuring to save water

Crop restructuring to save water

3/31/2016 - 16:02

(VOVworld) – From the beginning of the 2016 spring crop, Mekong delta provinces have shifted from rice cultivation to drought-tolerant plants to adapt to the prolonged water shortage. This method has helped to save water for irrigation.

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Policies on new rural development continue to be adjusted

Policies on new rural development continue to be adjusted

3/22/2016 - 16:13

(VOVworld) – The New Rural Development Program has yielded significant results over the last 5 years but policy adjustments are still needed to match conditions in each locality.

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Forest plantation in Yen Bai

Forest plantation in Yen Bai

3/18/2016 - 15:31

(VOVworld) – With trees planted over 15,000 hectares every year Yen Bai is one of the provinces with the largest forested areas in Vietnam. Forest plantation not only purifies the air but also increases people’s incomes.

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Climate change adaptation in Mekong delta

Climate change adaptation in Mekong delta

3/11/2016 - 9:21

(VOVworld) – Climate change has affected the production and lives of people in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam’s rice bowl. Appropriate models for adapting to climate change have become an urgent need for the region.

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Cinnamon growing helps reduce poverty in Yen Bai province

Cinnamon growing helps reduce poverty in Yen Bai province

3/4/2016 - 10:23

(VOVworld) – The lives of the Dao in Van Yen district, Yen Bai province, have improved significantly thanks to cinnamon growing. Many local households have escaped poverty.

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Hoa Vang, new rural district in Da Nang

Hoa Vang, new rural district in Da Nang

2/26/2016 - 16:12

(VOVworld) – Recognized as a new rural district in 2015, Hoa Vang in Da Nang was one of the first districts in Vietnam to achieve the new rural development program.

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Community-based tourism in Sin Sui Ho hamlet

Community-based tourism in Sin Sui Ho hamlet

2/19/2016 - 12:20

(VOVworld) – Mong ethnic people in Sin Sui Ho hamlet, Lai Chau province, have been developing community-based tourism to leverage its natural beauty and unique cultural values. The village has become a popular tourist destination in Vietnam’s northern mountain region.

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Nga Bay town, role model in building new-style rural areas in Mekong delta

Nga Bay town, role model in building new-style rural areas in Mekong delta

2/1/2016 - 10:05

(VOVworld) – Nga Bay town is the first new-style rural area in Hau Giang province. It has become a role model in new rural development in the Mekong Delta.

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Lai Chau’s breakthroughs in new rural development

Lai Chau’s breakthroughs in new rural development

2/1/2016 - 10:01

(VOVworld) – Lai Chau has been one of 3 leading provinces in building new-style rural areas in the northern mountain region. 15 of its communes have achieved all the 19 new rural development criteria, of which Ban Giang has been considered a role model in the northwestern region.

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Growing green-skin grapefruits helps build new rural areas in Ben Tre

Growing green-skin grapefruits helps build new rural areas in Ben Tre

1/23/2016 - 14:19

(VOVworld) – Ben Tre province has 5,500 hectares under green-skin grapefruit cultivation for domestic consumption and export. Green-skin grapefruits have increased local incomes and boosted new rural development.

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New rural development in Quang Ninh

New rural development in Quang Ninh

1/15/2016 - 14:39

(VOVworld) – Quang Ninh province basically completed the national new rural development program by the end of 2015. Rural infrastructure has been upgraded and the number of poor households in rural areas has been reduced significantly.

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Wednesday March 22, 2017

Wednesday March 22, 2017

(VOVworld) - We are very glad to know that Gerry Neumann has returned to his home in England safe and sound. On his latest email on March 20, Gerry wrote...

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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...