VietNamNet Bridge - The biggest risk for Vietnamese rice growers is not the weather or the market but policies, from exchange rate policy to tax policy to a range of other policies.VietNamNet would like to introduce the next part of the roundtable discussion on a quarter century of rice exports of Vietnam, with the participation of Prof. Dr. Vo Tong Xuan, Dr. Vu Trong Khai and Mr. Nguyen Minh Nhi. relate news Rice exports: Is Vietnam subsidizing foreign consumers? Who benefits the most from lower oil prices? Rice exports: If policies are changed slowly, the cost will be high … [Read more...] about Rice exports: Why are Vietnam’s miracle-makers still poor?
Why grow vegetables
Ten years ago, Tien Le Commune was unfavorable for vegetable growing as the soil was often dry in summer and flooded on rainy days. The local farmers could only grow short-term vegetables based on their own needs and supply. As of 2007, 20 percent of the local households were rated as "poor". … [Read more...] about Safe Vegetables in Tien Le Commune
VietNamNet Bridge - The clean vegetable cultivation technology invented by Associate Prof Dr Ho Huu An has not been utilized in reality, because competent agencies have not given the "go-ahead" for the project. "I would not feel regret if I have to die now. But I will not have peace of mind if my clean vegetable cultivation technology remains half finished. I feel guilty if the modern technology cannot be applied to help farmers improve their production," said Dr An, who is now in a hospital bed. An said that the project on clean vegetable cultivation has brought great success, but also brought bitterness. The vegetable cultivation scheme invented by Dr An has been found as having great advantages. It does not need soil to grow vegetables. Meanwhile, the technology can generate the vegetables free of heavy metals, toxic substances and microorganisms existing in land and chemical fertilizer. The new cultivation method does not take people much time to take care for vegetables. … [Read more...] about Safe vegetable project not welcomed
VietNamNet Bridge ' The demand for clean vegetables has been increasing rapidly amid the rapid-fire information about chemically infected vegetables. However, the supply still cannot satisfy the demand. Small output, big demand … [Read more...] about Common voice lacking to develop clean vegetable program
VietNamNet Bridge - Truong Sa Lon (Big Spratly) island, 254 nautical miles from Cam Ranh port, part of the Truong Sa island district in the central province of Khanh Hoa, is standing out at sea as an oasis. Dubbed the capital of the islands in the Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago, Truong Sa Lon has seen great changes in the life of soldiers and people on the island. … [Read more...] about Truong Sa Lon: growing town at sea