Coastal Forest Coverage Will Reach 19.5% by The Year 2020


In order to have measures on natural disasters prevention and control, in response to climate change and sea-level rise; responding to the Vietnam’s commitments when joining international convention and treaty on environmental protection and climate change adaptation, the Prime Minister issued the Decision No.

International Finance Corporation supports SMEs


The International Finance Corporation (IFC), member of the World Bank Group (WB), has approved the financial package of $125 million to help the Viet Nam Prosperity Bank (VPBank) expand its loans for the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Micro Size Enterprises (MSEs), especially those owned by women.

FAO, WB supports Viet Nam to monitor Greenhouse Gas impact of investments and policies in Agriculture, Forestry and Land Use sector


The workshop provides the opportunity to analyze the GHG impacts of five selected projects funded by the World Bank, covering sustainable agriculture transformation, irrigated agriculture improvement, water resources management, coastal resources development and integrated climate resilience and sustainable livelihoods.

Grow Asia Forum 2016: Viet Nam shares experience on agrofood value chain development


The Grow Asia Forum 2016 was organized in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 31st May – 2nd June 2016 with the participation of more than 150 leaders from the ASEAN countries, international organizations and multi-national companies.

Brand management and development of Vietnamese rice


The Prime Minister issued the Document No. 779/TTg-KTTH dated 10th May 2016 on directing the implementation of the Project on Brand development of Vietnamese rice up to 2020 and vision to 2030 under the Decision No. 706/QD-TTg dated 21st May 2015.

MARD fulfills PM’s request on “sublicense”


The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) is drafting a Decree on regulating the business investment conditions in the fields of agriculture and rural development, replacing the entire 37 circulars which will be expired from 1st July 2016

PPP - important tool to support agricultural restructuring


The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), Partnerships for sustainable agriculture in Viet Nam (VSAV) organized Public-Private Task Force Meeting. Participants of the Meeting were representatives from Grow Asia, Embassies of Australia and Switzerland, Ho Chi Minh City, 22nd April 2016.

Action Plan on response to climate change in agriculture and rural development in 2016-2020, vision to 2050


Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development issued the Decision No. 819/QD-BNN-KHCN dated 14th March 2016 on approving the Action Plan on response to climate change in agriculture and rural development in 2016-2020, vision to 2050.

Agricultural sectors integrated into National Adaptation Plans - NAPs


Speaking at the Conference, Vice Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Quoc Doanh said that Viet Nam was facing with losses and damages beyond its resilience even after thoroughly applying the measures of climate change adaptation and greenhouse gas emission mitigation. Vice Minister affirmed that accessing to NAPs would be long-term solution of the developing countries as Viet Nam.

Viet Nam joins the 33rd session of the FAO Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific


The 33rd session of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific (APRC33) took place from 7-11th March 2016 in Pultrajaya, Malaysia. This Conference aimed to improve food security, respond to climate change and contribute to sustainably agricultural development. Present at the event are agriculture ministers, senior officers and experts from 46 countries across Asia and the Pacific. Vietnamese delegation was led by Vice Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Quoc Doanh.

Investment in agriculture and rural development promoted


At the task force meeting to attract investment in agriculture and rural areas, in order to remove difficulties for enterprises to invest in this sector, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat has directly assigned the relevant departments/agencies to strictly and effectively handle the assigned problems, which can help to modify the policy mechanism of the sector, creating favorable conditions to encourage business investment.

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