Climate change reduces rice productivity in Mekong Delta

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The Mekong Delta has completed harvest of  winter spring rice crop with productivity drop due to climate change, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Farmers in the Mekong Delta have completed harvest of winter spring rice crop with output drop due to climate change (Photo: SGGP)

Farmers in the Mekong Delta have completed harvest of winter spring rice crop with output drop due to climate change (Photo: SGGP)

The productivity reached 62.7 quintals a hectare, down 2.4 percent  compared to the last winter spring crop. The reduction occurred in most provinces in the delta.
Farmers have started sowing summer autumn crop with cultivated area approximating 677,000 hectares at the end of May, accounting for 95 percent of the area during the same period last year.
The summer autumn crop is forecast to meet with difficulties due to long lasting heat waves and complicated weather conditions.

By PHAN THI – Translated by Hai Mien

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