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VAPF No.6: Joining hands for safe food production transparency

  On 15 June 2016, Food Transparency Association (FTA) co-operated with the Agriculture Union to organize “Joining hands for safe food  production transparency” Forum. This is the sixth in a series  of events  in Vietnam Agriculture Policy Forum (VAPF) – an initiative  by VAPF and Oxfam. Delegates at the forum are: Mr. Tran Thanh Nam, Deputy Minister of […]

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Invitation to the Viet Nam Agriculture Policy Forum No 05

In 2015, with the support of Oxfam, the Instittue for Studies of Society, Economics and Environment (iSEE) collaborates with the Southern Center for Agricultural Policy (SCAP) – members of the Viet Nam Agriculture Coalition to conduct the research “Livelihood change and financial situation of some ethnic minorities in Viet Nam”. The research analyzes the indebtedness […]

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Annual Agriculture Policy Forum 2015

On November 4th 2015, Vietnam Institute for Economic and Policy Research, which is under the University of Economics and Business, Vietnam National University, and The Agriculture Coalition have co-organized The Annual Agriculture Policy Forum 2015 with the topic “ Vietnam Agriculture facing integration challenges and impacts on farmers” in Thang Loi hotel. The Annual Agriculture […]

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Agriculture hindered by major obstacles

Conference hears of issues besetting agriculture sector in competing regionally and internationally. Forum’s Round Table Vietnam’s agriculture sector is facing historic challenges, Deputy Director of the Department of Cooperatives and Rural Development under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Duc Thinh told the Vietnam Annual Agriculture Policy Forum 2015 held in Hanoi on […]

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VAPF No. 04: The impacts of TPPand AEC on Vietnam’s livestock sector

Download Vietnamese document here, English document here On 9 September 2015 in Hanoi, Viet Nam Institute for Economic and Policy Research (VEPR) cooperated with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Oxfam Vietnam to organize the Workshop: “The impacts of Transpacific partnership (TPP) and ASEAN economic community (AEC) on Vietnam’s livestock sector”. This workshop is funded […]

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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 […]