Feed price rises trouble farmers

Since early this year, animal feed prices have increased by up to 50 per cent, causing Vietnamese farmers much difficulty, according to the Livestock Production Department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Local feed producers recently announced an increase in feed prices from VND150 to VND250 per kg. The price for raw materials used in animal feed production has risen faster than the proportion of livestock product prices, reducing scale and economic efficiency. Read more of this post


Food safety sees massive investment

A project to boost competition in animal husbandry and food safety in the agricultural sector kicked off in Hanoi on March 4th with an investment of US$ 79 million.

Of the investment, official development assistance (ODA) will contribute over $65 million while the Government will pay $3.4 million and the private sector over $10.37 million. Read more of this post

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