The path leads to Dong BInh Commune in Can Tho City ( Photo: SGGP)

People contribute billions of dollars for gov’t new rural plan

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Southeast and the Mekong delta have been appealing VND633,427 billion ($27.2 billion) social contribution in the period 2016-2019 making up 40 percent of the country’s total contribution.

Tourists travel by boat in the Mekong Delta (Photo: SGGP)

HCMC connects tourism with Mekong Delta

 A forum was held in Ho Chi Minh City on September 4 to promote sustainable tourism connectivity between the southern economic hub and the 13 city and provinces in the Mekong Delta.
Growing vegetables is more effective than growing rice. (Photo: SGGP)

Rice cultivation shows uncertainties

Farmers in provinces in the Mekong Delta are entering the harvest time of the summer-autumn rice crop; however, as the rice price is not high this year while consumption faces difficulties, farmers do not earn much. Therefore, replacing crops to increase income for farmers has become an urgent matter.
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.