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Vietnam launches new agency to 'rescue' farm products

Farmers are growing more food than the population can eat due to a breakdown in communication.

Vietnam's rice prices near 30-month high on robust overseas demand, thin supply

Despite the gain, Vietnamese rice prices are still around $40 a ton below Thai grain.

Vietnam's key rice crop output falls more than expected on saltwater, rain

With lower output and renewed overseas interest, prices are hovering at around their highest in a year.
May 29, 2017 | 04:41 pm GMT+7

Bangladesh in the market for 300,000 tons of Vietnamese rice

A new deal signed by the two governments should ease the pressure on Vietnam's flagging rice shipments that have fallen to multi-year lows.
May 24, 2017 | 06:08 pm GMT+7

Demand from China, Africa supports Vietnamese rice prices at harvest end

Vietnamese rice is being offered at around $35-$40 a ton below Thai grain.
May 12, 2017 | 03:21 pm GMT+7

Vietnam's Jan-April rice exports fall to 9-year low - govt

Despite falling shipments and a smaller crop, Vietnamese rice prices remained stable over the past month and were cheaper than Thai rice.
May 03, 2017 | 02:56 pm GMT+7

Vietnam's Mekong Delta residents trembling after river swallows houses

Erosion is ever-increasingly 'deforming' Vietnam's rice basket.
April 25, 2017 | 03:36 pm GMT+7

Appetite in Europe, Philippines may boost Vietnam's 2017 rice exports - USDA

Vietnam's global rice export ranking this year is expected to remain unchanged, trailing behind Thailand and India.
April 20, 2017 | 04:32 pm GMT+7

Vietnam needs natural disaster strategy after $2 bln in damage caused last year - PM

Damage caused by natural disasters trimmed about 1 percent off Vietnam's gross domestic product in 2016.
April 18, 2017 | 06:05 pm GMT+7

Vietnam's rice export prices stable despite concerns over quality

Overseas demand for Vietnamese rice remains thin even after the country exported less in the first quarter.
April 14, 2017 | 09:46 am GMT+7

Vietnam's March rice exports hit one-yr high as top buyers grow hungry

In the long run, top buyer China's imports are forecast to fall to 4.5 million tons in the marketing year to June 2018. 
April 11, 2017 | 02:55 pm GMT+7

Indonesia turns it back on Vietnamese rice as crops at home flourish

Indonesia's rice imports from all destinations in 2017 are forecast to halve to 500,000 tons, based on USDA reports.
April 07, 2017 | 04:12 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese PM orders rice revolution to raise quality of production

Falling rice exports have prompted the government to rethink its strategy.
April 05, 2017 | 03:00 pm GMT+7

Vietnam tries to keep its head above water as scientists warn of sinking Mekong Delta

By 2100, half of the Mekong Delta could be swamped by rising sea levels.
March 31, 2017 | 06:30 pm GMT+7

Vietnam's Q1 rice exports down but Chinese appetite set to grow

'China has a major impact on Vietnam's rice exports because when China starts making inquiries, prices rise and other buyers turn away from Vietnam.'
March 30, 2017 | 03:13 pm GMT+7