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June 8, 2017

High-tech, clean agriculture: investment trends for powerful capitalists

From Viet Nam NetOf the VND4 trillion worth of investments in high-tech agriculture, Vingroup has poured VND300 billion into VinEco Ha Nam in accordance with a closed model, from seedlings, production and harvesting to preservation and processing under advanced technologies from Israel, the ... [continue reading]

May 26, 2017

When the spice is right

From Khmer TimesIt is 10am and Ngin Sina is busy sorting through freshly plucked pepper. She arranges the stems into piles of white, red, and black, and leaves them to dry in the sunshine. Her husband is also hard at work, harvesting pepper in the 400-plant vine behind their home. This is ... [continue reading]

May 19, 2017

PM tells committee to strengthen int’l climate change co-operation

From Viet Nam NewsHÀ NỘI — The National Committee for Climate Change needs to enhance its international co-operation and learn from other countries’ experience to promote climate change response in Việt Nam, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc said on Thursday.At the committee’s ... [continue reading]

May 12, 2017

Cash and chemicals - for Laos, Chinese banana boom a blessing and curse

From ReutersBy Brenda Goh and Andrew R.C. MarshallBOKEO, Laos (Reuters) - Kongkaew Vonusak smiles when he recalls the arrival of Chinese investors in his tranquil village in northern Laos in 2014. With them came easy money, he said.The Chinese offered villagers up to $720 per ... [continue reading]

May 4, 2017

Climate change makes water scarce in dry season in HCM City

From Viet Nam NewsHCM CITY — Climate change has a huge impact on HCM City’s water resources, the head of its public water utility has warned.“Climate change, especially drought and saltwater intrusion [into rivers], has directly affected the Đồng Nai and Sài Gòn Rivers, making water ... [continue reading]

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