Bangkok (VNA) – Thailand plans to produce about 25 million tonnes of rice in the 2016-2017 crop instead of the normal production output of between 31-32 million tonnes in the last periods, according to the latest report released by the country’s Ministry of Commerce.The decision to cut output is prompted by a huge rice inventory and severe droughts in the country.Commerce permanent secretary Chutima Boonyaprapat said that the private and farming sectors had been invited to join the government in working out an integrated rice production and market plan for the 2016-17 crop.Chutima said th..
(vasep.com.vn) Directoriate of Fisheries under Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development forecast pangasius products exported from Vietnam in 2015 would reach US$ 1.75 - 1.85 billion, equivalent to this year’s level. Accordingly, pangasius farming area in 2015 will remain stable at 5,500 hectares, producing 1.1-1.2 million MT of fish. In the first 11 months of 2014, pangasius exports is estimated at approximately 718,000 MT, and US$ 1.58 billion in value, up 0.5% by volume and 0.4% by value over the same period in 2013. Mr. Nguyen Hoai Nam, Deputy General Secret..