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Call for papers: Annual Agriculture Policy Forum 2015 “Vietnam Agriculture Facing Integration Challenges and Impacts on Farmers”

Vietnam Agriculture Policy Forum (VAPF) is a series of events organized by the Agriculture Coalition, which aims to bring the participation of scientists, researchers, policy makers, enterprises, farmers and media to discuss on Vietnam current’s agricultural issues. In 2015, 05 forums were organized focusing on topics of livestock sector facing integration challenges, farmer’s cooperation and […]

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Gloomy path ahead for Vietnam’s rice brands

Vietnam’s rice prices are much lower than the brand-name rice from Thailand and Pakistan. New policies need to be developed to help farmers increase income. According to data from the World Food Organization (FAO) in 2015, the export prices of Pakistan’s Basmati rice and Thailand’s jasmine rice were above $1,000 per ton in 2012-2015.  At […]

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Vietnam needs new policy for rice production

To enhance the competitiveness of Vietnam’s rice production and value, and bring more profits to farmers, Vietnam needs new breakthrough policies. Since the late 1980s, Vietnam’s rice industry has developed strongly. This helped Vietnam not only ensure food security in the country but also become one of the top three rice exporters in the world. […]

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Rice exports: It’s time for the “giants” to leave

Rice exports seem to be the playground of big State-owned corporations, which are able to impose unfavorable conditions on others, especially farmers. Dubious rice export floor prices The export floor price for rice is stipulated in Decree 109/2011/ND-CP, which is determined under the guidance of the Vietnam Food Association (VFA) based on domestic and global […]