In 2014, poverty rate decreases 1.7% - 2%


In order to reach the targets of 2014: national GDP growth shall be 5,8%; export turnover increases about 10%; poverty rate decreases 1.7% - 2%, 4% particularly in poor districts; create employment for about 1.6 million labors; unemployment rate in urban area is lower than 4%; and 85% of facilities/base who heavily violate the environmental regulation will be handled; 

Enhance the support norm for production development in the poor districts


On 31/12/2013, Prime Minister issued the Decision No 2621/QĐ-TTg adjusting and supplementing some support norms for production development in the Decree No 30a/2008/NQ-CP dated27/12/2008 by the Government on the fast and sustainable poverty reduction for poor districts. The support norm increased 1.5 - 02 times compared to before.

Organizational structure change of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural development


On November 26th 2013, the Government issued Decree No. 199/2013/ND-CP regulating functions, tasks, powers and organizational structure of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Vietnam officially becomes the 20th member of Cairns Group - WTO


On December 2th 2013, the 38th Ministerial Meeting of the interest group of agricultural exporting countries (Cairns Group) of the WTO was held in Bali, Indonesia on the sidelines of the 9th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC9), the Cairns Group Ministers officially admitted Vietnam as the 20th member of the Group.

New chapter in Vietnam's cooperation with development partners


At the conclusion of the Vietnam Development Partnership Forum 2013, Minister of Planning and Investment Bui Quang Vinh stated that international donors highly appreciate the management and effective use of ODA in the past 20 years for economic development and especially poverty reduction in Vietnam and now Vietnam has stepped into a new chapter in cooperation with the development partners.

FAO supports Vietnam in strengthening capacity for information, education and communication on food safety


The Prime Minister has approved the project "Strengthening capacity for information, education and communication in the field of food safety to support the implementation of the Law on Food Safety and the National Strategy on Food Safety for the period 2011-2020 and vision to 2030", funded by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in the period 2013-2016 with a total budget of 2.2 million USD in the Decision No. 2413/QD-TTg dated December 11th 2013.

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