People’s Committee in the Mekong delta province of Soc Trang said that the province becomes the largest fragrant rice field's delta province with 120,000 hectare of rice field.
This result is from the implementation of the project “Developing special rice” in 4 years with total spending of VND11.6 billion (US$ 515,736). These fragrant rice seedlings are consumed greatly in and out of the country.
Price of fragrant rice is also higher than normal rice from VND500-700 per kilogram; unhusked rice named ST20 is priced higher from VND1,200-1,500 a kilogram. Price of ST rice for export is over US$600 per ton, higher than normal rice of around US$200 a ton.
Especially, farmers have applied the biological methods and VietGAP standard and technological advance to protect environment and community health offering market safe agricultural produce.