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Lotus flowers in Hanoi
It’s lotus flower season in Hanoi and the West Lake area is awash with the beautiful blooms. Lotus flowers hold particular significance in Vietnam, as they are considered one of four graceful flowers and plants, along with pine, bamboo and chrysanthemum. They are a symbol of purity, commitment, optimism for the future, beauty, majesty, grace, fertility, wealth, richness, knowledge, serenity… anything positive really. A famous Vietnamese song, “Doa hoa vo thuong”, is about the lotus flower — have a listen.
BROCCOLI
A simple dressing of fish sauce, lime juice and hot pepper gives broccoli rabe a Vietnamese twist...
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Thieu litchi is a famous specialty of Luc Ngan. Thieu litchi fruit ...
Vietnam spent much on animal feed imports
8/5/2014 (MARD - 25/03/2014) According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, in 2013 Vietnam earned U.S. $ 2.95 billion from rice exports but spent U.S. $ 3 billion on animal feed and raw materials imports. Vietnam has spent over U.S. $ 4 billion on importing corn, soybeans and wheat
Vietnam has the opportunity to join the global banana market
8/5/2014 (MARD - 28/03/2014) Vietnam is a tropical country and also home of many precious banana plants. Banana plants are cultivated in large area with high yield. Area under banana cultivation accounts for 19 % of the Vietnam’s total fruit plant area with annual output of about 1.4 million tons.
Vietnamese rice exports to the Philippines have surged
8/5/2014 (MARD - 01/08/2014) According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, rice export volume in July this year was estimated at 606,000 tons valuing $ 278 million. Rice exports for the first 7 months of 2014 are estimated at 3.86 million tons worth $ 1.75 billion, down 7.9% in volume and 4.8% in value compared with the same period last year.
Shrimp, fish aquaculture rotation in brackish water makes bumper harvest at high prices
8/5/2014 (MARD - 25/07/2014) Fishermen in the central provinces are excited to get bumper harvest of fish and shrimp raised in thousands of hectares of brackish water.
Cambodia keen on farming cooperation with Tien Giang
(MARD - 30/07/2013) A senior Cambodian official has voiced his desire to boost agricultural cooperation with the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang, especially in fruit farming. Tien Giang has 70,000 ha grown with various fruit trees which produce nearly 1 million tonnes a year.

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