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Vietnam Rice Farmers Urged to Build Storage Facilities

In Vietnam, rice farmers continue to face issues with storage, stable prices, and processing, making for an inefficient production chain responsible for 13% of rice postharvest losses. The government has admitted that its policy of buying up surplus rice to avoid price instability is not benefitting smallholder farmers but rather the trading middle man. Officials are […]

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Agriculture Should be a Close Companion

The Vietnamese agricultural sector’s high growth of 5.5% as compared with other Southeast Asian countries has led to stable growth and the ability to combat poverty. However, the Mekong River Delta, which accounts for 32% of the country’s farming land, is highly underutilized and unproductive due to outdated postharvest technology. Additionally, facilities such as warehouses […]

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Postharvest Team Reviews Pilot Activities Addresses Rice Postproduction Challenges

The Asian Development Bank funded an IRRI Postharvest Project in order to reduce rice PHL in Asia through in-country reviews in Cambodia, the Philippines, and Vietnam. Project groups consisted of collaborators from universities, business leaders, and public office and administration. Each participating country will roll out their outscaling plans in the first quarter of 2012 […]

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Large-scale Rice Cultivation Profits Can Tho

Vietnamese farmers increased their profits by VND4.8 million in the last winter-spring rice crop, due to changing to a “large-scale cultivation model.” Additionally, farmers only sowed one variety of rice at the same time in a field, which allowed them to save seeds as well. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development held a seminar […]

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Hunger Becoming More Complex in Asia-Pacific: FAO

The FAO recently stated at a conference in Vietnam that nearly 600 million people are suffering from hunger and malnutrition in the Asia-Pacific region. Ninety-one percent of these people live in India, China, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and the Philippines. A total of 3.3 million children under the age of five die from hunger and malnutrition […]

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Agricultural Mechanization in Vietnam

Presentation slides from the Roundtable on Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization on December 8 and 9, 2011, were recently published, highlighting machinery used for rice in Vietnam, identifying the connection to the postharvest stages, and examining the best practices in reducing loss. http://www.unapcaem.org/Activities%20Files/A1112Rt/vn_ppt.pdf

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Applying New Regulations on Assistance Policies to Reduce Postharvest Losses of Farm Produce and Aquatic Products on 20th January 2012

This article provides a detailed reporting of the recent policies to increase investment in agricultural projects and technologies and the government’s role in reducing PHL. http://www.stipc.soctrang.gov.vn/wps/portal/%21ut/p/c4/04_SB8K8xLLM9MSSzPy8xBz9CP0os3gLR1dvZ09LYwODAEs3A09HH1OXQAMPw1BfA_2CbEdFAJ_oxA4%21/?PC_7_8AEKCI930O1D90IQE9NLC12SL1_WCM_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connect/stipc/stipcsite/tintucsukien/kinhtexahoi/applying+new+regulations+on+assistance+policies+to+reduce+post+harvest+losses+of+farm+produce+and+aquatic+products+on++january

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Vietnam Issues New Regulation on Subsidizing Postharvest Losses for Agriculture and Aquatic Products

Vietnam has issued new regulations to aid PHL reduction. These regulations highlight improved access to borrowing funds for projects focusing on PHL and reduced interest rates. http://businesstimes.com.vn/vietnam-issues-new-regulation-on-subsidizing-post-harvest-losses-for-agriculture-and-aquatic-products/  

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Postharvest Management of Rice Urged

The supply chain of Vietnamese rice should be shortened, according to experts at a conference in the Mekong Delta focusing on PH processing. Rice quality in the region has greatly improved over the years with the introduction of improved rice strains and modern technology, but storage and drying are still the greatest weaknesses of the […]

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VN Rice Contributes to World Food Security

Vietnamese rice production is a key player in not only national, but also world-wide food security. Exponential growth in rice production in recent years has been directly affected by the integration of harvesting and post-harvesting processes. This year’s rice exports were at 7 million tonnes, while in 1989, rice exports were at 1.4 million tonnes. […]

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