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Minister of Agricultur e and Rural Development participates in the Special Consultant Board on agriculture- food security – climate change

   5/29/2011

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung signed official letter No 2984/VPVP-QHQT dated 11/5/2011 approving Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to participate in the Special Consultant Board on agriculture- food security – climate change proposed by WB and Netherlands. Participation in the Special Consultant Board on agriculture- food security – climate change will assist Vietnam to enhance its position in the world, simultaneously promote agriculture development, food safety assurance and climate change response. At the UN’s conference on climate change in Cancun in December, 2010, with Prime Minister’s permission, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development committed in principle that Vietnam will organize the Global conference on implementation of action road map on “ agriculture, food safety and climate change” in Vietnam in the year 2012.

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Public – Private Partnership in Insurance for Farmers

   5/29/2011

The Insurance Program of “An Nong Viet” intends to start implementation from 1st July, 2011 over nation. According to principle of the contract, objects are insured by the program to be plant varieties using Phu My fertilizer of PVFCCo, insured beneficiary (the insured) are farmers who use Phu My fertilizer and insurance fee is supported totally by PVFCCo.


The US has offered access for rambutan from Viet Nam to the US market since 19 April 2011.

   5/9/2011

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) made that decision after they had conducted the risk assessment of the possible diseases of the rambutan. USDA also provided the list of quarantine measures to ensure safety of the products, that the exporters must apply when they export rambutan to US, including: the rambutan exported to the US must be for commercial purpose; the product must be irradiated in line with the set regulations, i.e. the minimum absorbance level was 400 Gy.


Mechanism for private enterprises accesses ODA capital will be formulated

   5/5/2011

The Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) is cooperating with relevant State Management Agencies and donors to draft and issue a mechanism for private enterprises approaching ODA capital in the forth quarter of 2011. Prime Minister has agreed in principle amendment and addition contents to issue Regulation on management and use of Official Development Aid (ODA)


Signing Ceremony of the Emerging Pandemic Threats Program

   4/13/2011

On 7 April 2011, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) signed the MOI on the Emerging Pandemic Threats Program with the witnesses of Mr. Diệp Kỉnh Tần, MARD’ Vice Minister and Ms. Virginia E. Palmer, Charge’ D’ Affaires of US Embassy in Viet Nam.


Viet Nam - Saudi Arabia Agricultural Cooperation

   4/13/2011

On the 3rd of March, 2011 in Ha Noi, an agreement was reached at talks between Vietnam's Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development and Minister of Saudi Arabian Agriculture and Commerce and Industry. Both sides had discussed some cooperation orientations: Saudi Arabia will help Viet Nam to ensure energy security and Viet Nam will help Saudi Arabia food security.


UN provides $2.7m to manage forests

   3/15/2011

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) signed an agreement with the Vietnamese Government (04/03/2011), committing itself to a technical assistance partnership to develop the country's capacity in forest resources assessment. The agreement launched the National Forest Assessment (NFA) project, a US$2.7 million project financed through FAO's forest co-operation programme with the Finnish government. Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Hua Duc Nhi co-signed the project document with the FAO representative in Viet Nam Yuriko Shoji.


Investment promotion forum on agriculture and rural development in the North Central provinces

   12/10/2010

On December 6, Investment promotion forum on agriculture and rural development in the North Central provinces which was chaired by Minister of Agriculture and Rural development Cao Duc Phat has taken place in Quang Binh.


Vietnam celebrates the 30th anniversary of the World Food Day and 65th anniversary of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

   10/27/2010

At the Institute of Agro-forestry Sciences in the northern mountainous area, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the World Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) held a 30-year anniversary of the World Food Day and the 65th anniversary of FAO (16/10/1980 - 10/16/2010) with the theme "Combined hands against poverty. "FAO Representative, Ms. Yuriko Shoji said the number of people going hungry in 2009 has reached the peach of 1 billion people, the largest ever.


International Rice Congress (IRC2010)

   10/26/2010

As the world struggles to feed itself, leading Asian rice producer, Vietnam, will host the largest congress of world’s rice experts in 2010 Apart from oil, rice is the world’s most complex commodity, influencing global politics, national governments, large tracts of land, a large proportion of the population, the climate and the environment. The 3rd International Rice Congress 2010, the world’s largest gathering of rice scientists, researchers, and technology experts, is going to be held from November 8-12, 2010 at the Vietnam National Convention Center in Hanoi.


Germany to assist Vietnam in training farmers in forestry

   10/7/2010

On the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the establishment of Vietnam – Germany diplomatic ties, on 5 October 2010, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam has received the gifts worth 11,000 Euros from the Government of the Republic Federal Germany.


Support mountainous rural farmers in application of advanced technology

   10/7/2010


New rural area is a "revolution" - the State and people work together

   10/6/2010


Markets are in favour of agricultural product exports

   10/6/2010


Develop cooperatives to be firm foundation for national economy

   10/6/2010


Vietnamese fisheries sector to improve competitiveness through traceability system

   10/6/2010


Rural development Programme to build ‘new' rural areas successful

   10/6/2010


Agriculture, fisheries census to be conducted

   10/6/2010


Mozambique Prime Minister visits Vietnam’s Academy of Agricultural Sciences

   9/9/2010

On 4 Sept. 2010, Prime Minister of the Republic of Mozambique, Aires Bonifacio Baptista Ali, paid a visit to the Vietnam’s Academy of Agricultural Sciences within the framework of the official friendship visit from 31/8- 5 / 9 at the invitation of the Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dzung.


International cooperation and economic integration of the agriculture and rural development sector in the second half of 2010

   8/9/2010


Vietnam Tea International Conference 2010

   8/9/2010

Vietnam tea International Conference 2010 was held in Hanoi on 30 July 2010, with the participation of over 20 organizations, countries and territories. The conference is also an opportunity for Vietnam to discuss, listen and update the latest information of the world tea market and seek commerce opportunities.


Establishment of the Steering Committee for the Project "Vocational training for rural workers until 2020"

   8/9/2010


List of research programs and projects for science and technology and investment in 2020 by MARD

   7/6/2010


Manual guidelines for foreign direct investment to agriculture, forestry and fisheries in Vietnam 2010

   6/25/2010


Vietnam and Namibia to speed up agreement on fisheries cooperation

   6/22/2010


Sweden – Vietnam strengthen partners’ cooperation in agriculture and rural development

   6/22/2010


ISG five-year review (2006-2010) and 2011-2015 concept development

   12/23/2009


ICD MARD Forum Highlights Priority Projects for ARD Sector in Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

   12/1/2009


Quang Nam Province Strengthens Cooperation With INGOs at Hanoi Conference

   12/1/2009


MARD AND ODA SUPPORTERS DISCUSS 5 YEAR PLAN FOR ARD SECTOR AT ISG 2009 PLENARY MEETING

   11/16/2009


New Challenge Fund to stimulate innovation in Vietnam ARD businesses and benefit rural poor

   11/16/2009


National workshop Management of paddy land and policy for rice development to ensure national food security

   7/13/2009


Assistance to Cuba’s food production

   7/3/2009


Agritech ‘09 Exhibition in Tel Aviv, along with a study tour in Israel

   7/3/2009


Promoting Vietnam’s investment in Cambodia

   7/3/2009


Workshop on “Announcing the Framework Action Plan for Climate Change Adaptation of the Agriculture and Rural Development sector”

   7/3/2009


Meeting of the 1st ASEAN Fisheries Consultative Forum (AFCF) and the 17th ASEAN Sectoral Working Group on Fisheries (ASWGFi)

   7/3/2009


Signing the Memorandum of Understanding between Vietnam and Central Africa within the framework of the Partnership Agreement implementing the Cooperative Programs in the areas of agriculture, rural development, livestock and animal health

   7/3/2009


Workshops on a National Action Plan with respect to the Sustainable Development of the Fisheries Sector upon Vietnam’s Accession to the WTO during the period 2010-2012

   7/3/2009


Mid-term Review of the Consultative Group (CG) for Vietnam

   7/3/2009


The 6th ASEAN Ministers’ Meeting on Rural Development and Poverty Eradication (AMRDPE) and the Senior Officials Meeting of ASEAN Members and the partners of China, Japan and South Korea (SOMRDPE+3)

   7/3/2009


Orientation for Farming Economic Development

   5/7/2009


Strategy for the fishery production and processing sector in the Mekong Delta towards export.

   5/7/2009


The International Consultation on the Regulation for Foreign Assistance Management and Utilisation in MARD

   5/4/2009


Signing the US$1million grant agreement for the preparation of the rural infrastructure development project funded by the ADB

   5/4/2009


Monthly exchange meeting of ODA programmes, projects

   5/4/2009


Preparation for the loan project “Climate change programme to assist the policies and strategies relating to climate change in Vietnam”

   5/4/2009


Signing projects to assist Vietnam in the fight against avian influenza with the US financial assistance through the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

   5/4/2009


Meeting with the Ambassador, US Special Representative for Avian and Pandemic Influenza

   5/4/2009


Meeting with Ambassador of Ukraine in Hanoi

   5/4/2009


Roundtable Meeting on Improving Agricultural Competitiveness in Southeast Asia

   5/4/2009


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