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vendredi 28 décembre 2018

Drought threatens farmers in south-central region

Lower water levels in reservoirs and barren farmland can be easily seen in many parts of the south-central and Central Highlands region even though it is the rainy season, reports the Nông Thôn Ngày Nay (Countryside Today) newspaper.

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mercredi 18 juillet 2018

The dying icon of Vietnam: why the conical hat is struggling for survival

In a small village in northern Vietnam, one of the country’s proudest art forms is struggling for survival

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mardi 17 juillet 2018

Farmer's death sentence sparks public outcry in Vietnam

Lawyer says president must grant amnesty or expect more unrest as man acted in self-defense amid illegal, violent land grab

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mercredi 25 avril 2018

Vietnam to cut black pepper farm area as global prices fall

Vietnam plans to slash its black pepper growing area by 26.7 percent in response to falling global prices, the chairman of the country’s pepper association said Tuesday.

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dimanche 11 mars 2018

Drones save farmers’ lives

Spraying against pests can be a difficult job for farmers.

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dimanche 7 janvier 2018

An IT expert promotes ‘smartphone farming’

An IT engineer in central Việt Nam is demonstrating the value of hydroculture as an effective way to build climate change resilience in the storm-prone region, Hoài Nam reports.

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mardi 10 octobre 2017

Shrimp diseases continue to vex farmers in Vietnam

White spot virus, early mortality syndrome (EMS), Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHS), and white feces disease continue to be of concern for Vietnamese shrimp farmers and their economic peace of mind.

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jeudi 31 août 2017

Vietnam: assisting drought-affected farmers in the Central Highlands

In 2016, the central and southern regions Vietnam experienced their worst drought and salt intrusion in 90 years, 18 provinces declared a state of emergency at the same time. One million people were left in dire need of food assistance as a result, and close to two million saw their livelihoods lost or badly affected.

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dimanche 18 juin 2017

Property disputes are Vietnam’s biggest political problem

The Communist party does not know how to handle them

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dimanche 28 février 2016

A sad year for Vietnam’s coffee industry

The Robusta price in the past had climbed to as much as VND50 million per ton, which helped many farmers get rich. However, it has tumbled dramatically to below production cost. No organization has forecast a bright future for the coffee industry in 2016.

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jeudi 25 février 2016

Vietnam tries new tack in climate-change battle: teach a man to fish

Country is building sea walls to protect deltas from rising waters; rice farmers try switching to shrimp

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dimanche 21 février 2016

Vietnam tries to export more workers

Vietnam, which has exported PhDs, specialists and farmers, has begun sending fishermen to the US.

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mercredi 22 avril 2015

Vietnam's farmers deal with change

CAN THO -- For three generations, farmer Nguyen Tien Minh and his family have worked tirelessly to grow rice on their 0.4 hectare plot in the southern Mekong Delta.

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mardi 21 avril 2015

Vietnamese farmers dump dead fish onto the street to protest water pollution

Farmers in central Vietnam on Monday dumped dead fish and shrimp onto the street to protest sand extraction activities that they say have polluted a local bay and hurt their livelihoods.

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lundi 9 juin 2014

Vietnam farmers bear the brunt of sloppy drive to industrialization

The north-central Quang Tri Province recently canceled 20 industrial factory projects on 14 of a 19.3-hectare (47.3-acre) economic zone.

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vendredi 14 février 2014

‘Hired Thugs’ fire on farmers in Vietnam land dispute

A group of gun-toting men hired by the developer of a satellite city on the edge of Vietnam’s capital shot Tuesday at unarmed farmers trying to reclaim rice fields which are to be flattened as part of the mega project, injuring five of them, one severely, sources said.

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mardi 22 octobre 2013

Vietnam attempts to increase profits for farmers

Authorities in Vietnam are discussing solutions to rice production so as to increase the incomes of farmers who have continued to complain about modest profits.

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samedi 19 octobre 2013

Vietnam's Khmer bull race losing ethnic flavor

Several young Khmer men wait on muddy ground outside the fence, looking left and right to make sure the guards are not there so that they can slip in to see the bull race.

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mercredi 31 juillet 2013

Vietnam upholds fish farmer’s sentence in land clash

HANOI – An appeals court in Vietnam has upheld a five-year prison term for a fish farmer who, along with several family members, was found guilty of planting mines and firing homemade guns at police trying to evict them from the land where they ran a shrimp business.

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lundi 29 juillet 2013

Vietnamese farmers disillusioned with agriculture

Farmers in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang eagerly wait for the sun to shine so that they can dry their stockpiled rice, making use of any space including churchyards, though in many cases the grains are covered in black fungi.

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mardi 2 avril 2013

Farmers tried for fighting police in Vietnam

HAIPHONG — A Vietnamese court has begun hearing the trial of four fish farmers charged with attempted murder for fighting back against police and army officers seeking to evict them from their land last year.

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mercredi 6 février 2013

Vietnam's land law reform : Is it enough?

Apparently no one, including its drafters, is entirely happy with the revision of Vietnam's Land Law that's been circulated for comment by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.

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mardi 5 février 2013

Failed land justice in Vietnam

Grievances mount over land tenure laws and little has been resolved

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dimanche 27 janvier 2013

Farmers’ fury as exporters cut rice prices

CAN THO – Farmers in the Mekong Delta have been hit with a double whammy of not only poor profits of the early winter-spring crop 2012-2013, but also falling prices offered by local exporters that put them right in at the deep end.

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mardi 1 janvier 2013

Vietnamese farmers face murder charge for resisting illegal land revocation

Police in the northern city of Hai Phong have demanded that four farmers resisting a high-profile land revocation be charged with murder, though no one was killed.

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samedi 17 novembre 2012

Vietnam must look to rural economy

Vietnam's economic growth will slump this year to a level not seen since 1999, if forecasts are accurate. As a result of this and factional in-fighting over this issue, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on October 22 apologized for the government's "weakness" in managing the economy.

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samedi 15 septembre 2012

Farmers need more practical support

HCMC – The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is gathering opinions to perfect the mechanism for temporary rice storage, but businesses insist that farmers need more practical support.

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jeudi 23 août 2012

Loopholes of the laws lend a hand to Chinese to rule the roost in Vietnam

Chinese businessmen have been, through different ways, doing trade illegally in Vietnam, thus causing chaos to the market and ravaging the agricultural production. This has been attributed to the loopholes existing in the Vietnamese laws.

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mercredi 25 avril 2012

Vietnam arrests 20 over land eviction

HANOI — Vietnam arrested 20 people after heavily-armed riot police used tear gas to break up a protest by hundreds of angry farmers, reports said on Wednesday, in the culmination of a six-year land dispute.

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mardi 24 avril 2012

Vietnam police break up land protest

HANOI — Vietnamese riot police fired warning shots and tear gas to break up a protest by hundreds of angry farmers against a forced eviction on the outskirts of the capital Hanoi on Tuesday, witnesses said.

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