The summer autumn rice crop’s productivity in the Mekong Delta provinces has increased thanks to fine weather, which has reduced insects & diseases, helped famers to save costs, according to the Mekong Delta Rice Research Institute on June 8.
|Harvest of summer autumn rice in Dong Thap Province (Photo: SGGP)|
The Mekong Delta has about 1.7 million hectares of summer autumn rice expected to yield 7-8 million tons of rice.
Farmer Nguyen Van Tham from Thoi Lai District, Can Tho City said that they have reaped a good crop with productivity reaching 6.5-7 tons per hectare.
Traders are now purchasing fresh normal rice at VND4,100 per kilogram and fresh long grain variety at VND4,500 per kilogram. These prices profit farmers VND15-20 million per hectare.