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Where a flower is worth its weight in gold

Golden camellia grown in northern Vietnam, which many locals believe can help people with heart problems or diabetes, fetches up to $650 a kilogram.

How some Mekong Delta farm workers earn extra cash for Tet

Farm hands from the Mekong Delta come to Ho Chi Minh City before the Lunar New Year to earn some money.

Hunting for protein-rich termite queens in Vietnam

Many people in Thanh Hoa Province, 150 km southwest of Hanoi, earn a living by digging for termite queens.
January 04, 2019 | 03:51 pm GMT+7

Tragedy of errors: Central Highlands farmers peppered with a debt crisis

Farmers’ hopes once climbed high on pepper vines in the Central Highlands; today, they are entangled in debt and misery.
October 03, 2018 | 12:02 pm GMT+7

Swifts feather the nest of a woman in southern Vietnam

When she found some birds’ nests in her house, Vu Thi Tuat thought it was a good omen.
September 21, 2018 | 05:12 pm GMT+7

Lonely furrow: Little pay dirt for organic farming in Japan

Organic farming occupied just 0.5 percent of Japan's arable area in 2016. The country hopes to double this by 2019.
June 06, 2018 | 11:00 am GMT+7

US businesses, farmers worried by China trade spat: Fed

Washington and Beijing have exchanged increasingly severe threats on tariffs in recent weeks.
April 19, 2018 | 07:55 am GMT+7

Vietnamese farmers should study market demand to avoid oversupply, losses: PM

'Before you sow the seeds, you need to know who you’re selling the crop to and how much you’re selling it for.'
April 10, 2018 | 04:55 pm GMT+7

As drought fuels Indian migration, 'those left behind suffer the most'

While drought worsens and farm workers leaving, those left behind are still hoping for better times
March 29, 2018 | 10:32 am GMT+7

Text message network connects offline farmers in Kenya

When she woke up one morning in February, Catherine Kagendo realized that one of her cows could not stand.
September 14, 2017 | 08:53 am GMT+7

Outdoor market: Outcast Farmers' Market

Come and munch through a variety of local organic produce.
April 02, 2017 | 05:38 pm GMT+7

Outcast Farmers' Market

Come and browse a variety of local organic produce.
February 08, 2017 | 01:41 pm GMT+7

Vietnam aims to double farmers’ income by 2020 in ambitious plan

Living standards will vary from one region to another but farmers will earn an average of $2,020 a year.
October 20, 2016 | 11:24 am GMT+7

Vietnamese farmer to receive UN award for helping women adapt to climate change

She is a pioneer in helping fellow female farmers in the Mekong Delta adapt to climate change by switching to a new production model.
September 10, 2016 | 04:04 pm GMT+7

Coffee farmers on verge of going broke after stashing beans at local buying agent

When Vietnamese coffee growers in the central highland province of Gia Lai heard that a local buying agent had gone broke, they were completely taken aback. These farmers knew that they might have just lost almost everything they had taken years to build after being tricked into depositing coffee beans at the buying agent’s warehouse.
May 14, 2016 | 04:36 pm GMT+7
 
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