Export turnover of agricultural, forestry and fishery products reach over US$49 billion in 11 months

Sunday, 27/11/2022 22:30
According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), the export turnover of agricultural, forestry and fishery products in November hit more than US$4.2 billion, bringing the total export value through 11 months of this year to over US$49 billion, marking a-year-on-year rise of nearly 12%.
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In which, the export value of agricultural products reached more than US$20 billion, while seafood exports hit over US$10 billion and forest products raked in more than US$15 billion, reported VOV.

Three largest export markets of Vietnam throughout the reviewed period included the US, China, and Japan.

Accordingly, the US market accounted for 25% of the market share; China market was nearly 19%, and Japan held roughly 8%.

During the past 11 months, the agricultural trade balance recorded a surplus of nearly US$8 billion, representing a-year-on-year increase of close to 48%.

Three female scientists receive L’Oreal-UNESCO awards

According to VNA, three female scientists were granted the 2022 L'Oreal-UNESCO awards at the recent ceremony in Hanoi.

Three female scientists receive the L’Oreal award 2022. (Photo: VNS) 

They are Associate Professor Le Minh Ha, head of the Pharmaceutical Chemistry Division of the Institute of Chemistry of Natural Compounds under the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology; Associate Professor Pham Thi Phuong Nhi, deputy head of the Agronomy Faculty under the Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry; and Dr Ha Thi Thanh Huong, a lecturer of the Biomedical Engineering Faculty of the International University under the HCM City National University.

Each received a prize of 150 million VND (6,057 USD) to conduct further research and ensure benefits for the country.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Le Minh Ha

The three scientists were chosen from hundreds of applications across the country. The selection is based on their achievements, the publication of their research in international magazines and the scientist activities that they have taken part in so far.

Assoc. Prof.  Pham Thi Phuong Nhi 

Professor Chau Van Minh, chairman of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, said that to work in difficult and challenging scientific fields, female scientists face more difficulties than their male colleagues.

With a passion for research and discovery, female Vietnamese scientists have overcome many difficulties to excel and achieve research results, he said.

Speaking at the awards ceremony, Benjamin Rachow, general director of the L’Oreal Vietnam, said that the female scientists’ work contributed for the planet’s sustainable development.

He said he believes that they would make a significant impact in advancing science and become role models for younger generations.

They would inspire more and more female scientists to vigorously pursuing the scientific path, he said.

Dr. Ha Thi Thanh Huong 

The annual L’Oreal – UNESCO for Women in Science Award was launched in Vietnam in 2009. The programme encourages women’s intelligence, creativity and passion for science.

Over the past 13 years, the programme has recognised 35 scientists from different provinces and cities across the country.

Their studies are in different fields such as rice production, pharmaceuticals, genetics and physics./.

UN facilitates women’s participation in peacekeeping operations: UN Under-Secretary-General

The United Nations will continue creating a favourable environment for women, including those from Vietnam, to effectively participate in peacekeeping operations, UN Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix told a conference in Hanoi on November 26.

UN Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix (front, ninth from left), Deputy Defence Minister Hoang Xuan Chien (front, 10th from left), and other participants in the conference in Hanoi on November 26 (Photo: VNA) 

Speaking at the International Conference on Women with the UN Peacekeeping Operations, VNA quoted the saying of the official who recognised Vietnam's great contributions to the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security agenda.

Given that the diversity of perspectives and skills when having both women and men in activities will help improve the way tasks are performed, he cited the important contributions by Vietnam at the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan as an example, affirming that the inclusion of both women and men on patrols has improved trust-building efforts among host communities.

Deputy Minister of National Defence Sen. Lieut. Gen. Hoang Xuan Chien, who is head of the ministry’s steering committee on Vietnam’s participation in UN peacekeeping missions, said that Vietnam has joined the UN’s work since 2014. Among 512 Vietnamese officers and soldiers sent to the UN peacekeeping missions, over 70 are women.

Maj. Gen. Hoang Kim Phung, Director of the Vietnam Peacekeeping Department, said that Vietnamese female soldiers hold many different positions such as military observers, doctors and nurses, and have been all assessed by the UN as successfully and excellently completing their tasks.

In addition, Vietnamese female soldiers are also bright spots in many UN activities in field missions, especially in people-to-people diplomacy.

At the event, delegates shared lessons learned in deploying female peacekeepers, and gave recommendations, including the establishment of a network of women peacekeepers in the region.

They also committed to supporting Vietnam in setting up a centre to promote the participation of women, including policewomen, in UN peacekeeping operations./.