Coconut farmers not make much profit despite high prices

Coconut farmers not make much profit despite high prices

The Mekong delta region is home to 130,000 hectare of coconut, accounting for 78 percent of the whole country. Over 1.9million farmers in the region earn income from coconut, yet very a few of them can make rich from the tree.
 
Workers of a coconut procesing company make products from the fruit (Photo: SGGP)

Ben Tre province short of coconut

With vast gardens of green coconut trees, Ben Tre Province in the Mekong Delta is considered the capital of coconuts in Vietnam. Yet, this year, the province is short of the fruit.

Gov’t buys salt to help farmers in Ben Tre Province

The Northern Food Company has just bought salt from farmers in response to the Prime Minister’s guideline of purchasing salt for farmers while the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Mekong delta province of Ben Tre said that around 44,000 tons of salt is in stock.

High salt level attacks Mekong Delta region

The Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center of Ben Tre province predicted that salt level begins increasing in the local river systems from November 25.

VNU HCMC establishes its training & education center in Ben Tre

The Ho Chi Minh City National University (VNU HCMC) in collaboration with the People’s Committee of the Mekong delta province of Ben Tre yesterday launched the training and education center under the HCMC National University locating in Ben Tre province.
Ben Tre Province steadies faltering coconut industry

Ben Tre Province steadies faltering coconut industry

Ben Tre Province, the country's main coconut growing area, has decided to offer assistance to coconut growers whose livelihoods have been affected by the difficulty they face in selling their products.