The price of Thai jackfruits in Mekong Delta provinces is unstable. (Photo: SGGP)

Agricultural authority warns of massive jackfruit cultivation

The departments of Agriculture and Rural Development of Mekong Delta provinces warned that farmers should be cautious about abandoning rice, sugarcane and other crops to massively shift to grow Thai variety jackfruit trees as the price of Thai jackfruit is usually volatile. 
Rice production in southern provinces drops by 23,000 tons

Rice production in southern provinces drops by 23,000 tons

Report by the Department of Crop Production said that southern provinces grew more than 1.64 million hectares of rice in the summer-autumn rice crop of this year, a decrease of 46,000 hectares compared to the same period last year, with productivity estimated at 5.6 tons per hectare, up 1.39 tons per hectare.
Mekong delta shifts to swine breeding in value chains

Mekong delta shifts to swine breeding in value chains

Cattle and poultry breeding is one of the strength in the Mekong delta region, however, animal husbandry has faced difficulties including often falling in price, disease outbreaks causing giant losses for breeders. The industry re-structuring for risk reduction and sustainable development is an urgent matter.
The sugar industry needs restructuring. (Photo: SGGP)

Sadness of sugarcanes

In provinces in the Mekong Delta, several sugar refineries are on the edge of bankruptcy while others laid off lots of workers. The sugar industry has never faced such risks and difficulties.
Expectations for first deepwater seaport in the Mekong Delta

Expectations for first deepwater seaport in the Mekong Delta

Transport of goods in the Mekong Delta has been facing several difficulties as roads have not been invested synchronously, waterway has not brought into play its advantages and logistics system is poor, leading to increasing transport cost. Therefore, it is essential to have an effective and long-lasting solution to solve import and export demand of the region.
Vam Cong bridge was open to traffic in the Mekong Delta on May 19 (Photo: SGGP)

Vam Cong bridge open to traffic in Mekong Delta

Vam Cong bridge spanning the Hau river to link up Can Tho city and Dong Thap province in the Mekong Delta was open to traffic this morning at an inauguration ceremony, co-organized by the city and province people’s committees.
Farmers work in giant paddy field of cooperatives (Photo: SGGP)

New-styled cooperatives in Mekong delta make breakthrough

Climate change is taking a heavy toll on agriculture in the Mekong delta; thereby, agricultural re-structuring is urgent to adapt with climate change and new-styled cooperatives should be developed.

Residents of Ca Mau Province are facing difficult time due to insufficient water supply and prolonged drought. Photo by Tan Thai

Mekong Delta facing grave drought, saltwater intrusion

The Mekong Delta is experiencing one of the hottest period of the year, starting right after Tet Holiday. Several areas in the region seriously lack freshwater, leading to a shortage of water supply for plants and crops. Simultaneously, saltwater intrusion becomes increasingly desperate in river mouths.