Farmers in the Mekong Delta provinces and Southeast region have harvested bumper winter-spring rice crops of 9.9 million tons.
|Farmers pay more attention to the quality of produce and seeds. (Photo: SGGP)|
Compared with the previous winter-spring crop, farmers paid more attention to the quality of produce and seeds and have reaped the benefits, said Dr. Pham Van Du, Deputy Bureau of Cultivation Bureau.
According to Dr. Du, land used for farming rice will probably increase this year due to the Government’s economic stimulus package, which included maintaining the price of rice at VND4,200 - 4,500 per kilo.
Most Mekong Delta provinces have had bumper crops with equally good prices. In some places rice productivity rose to 7.8 tons per hectare, with rice for export selling at VND4,800 per kilo.
Famers in the region are expected to reap profits of around VND13-20 million (US$743-1143) per hectare.