Agricultural sector improves value of Vietnamese rice

Agricultural sector improves value of Vietnamese rice

In recent days, farmers in the Mekong Delta have been flexibly sowing the winter-spring rice crop early to avoid drought and saltwater intrusion at the end of the rice crop. Not only using high-quality rice varieties, but the percentage of farmers using certified rice varieties has also increased rapidly. These are important turning points in improving the quality of rice to enhance the value of Vietnamese rice in the international market.
A saltwater-prevention sluice in Vi Thanh city in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang. (Photo: VNA)

Mekong Delta ensures water supply

Saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta in the 2020 – 21 dry season is expected to be higher than average, but not as severe as the last dry season.

Farmers in Hau Giang Province grow rice by rice planting machine. (Photo: SGGP)

Opportunities for Vietnamese rice to strengthen position in global market

At the end of the year, the weather in the South has started getting cold. This is also the time when the water in the fields downstream began to recede. Many farmers along the National Highway 61C, which connects Hau Giang and Can Tho provinces, are rushing to plow the soil to sow the winter-spring rice crop.
NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan gives gifts to children in Mekong Delta (Photo: SGGP)

NA Chairwoman gives gifts to children in Mekong Delta

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan led a delegation yesterday attended the opening ceremony of Son Ca Preschool, Cai Ro- Hop Tac bridge and gave gifts to students of the Primary-High School Thanh Hung in the Mekong Delta Province of Ca Mau.
Wind turbine construction in Bac Lieu Province. (Photo: SGGP)

Investment attraction in Mekong Delta flourishes

Recently, the situation of investment attraction in the Mekong Delta has had positive changes. Many large projects with investment capital from trillions of Vietnamese dong to tens of trillions of Vietnamese dong have landed in the rice granary in the West, creating new directions, contributing to promoting economic development.
Vi Thanh Sugar Refinery has to close due to a shortage of material sugarcane. (Photo: SGGP)

Unstableness of domestic sugar industry

Farmers in the Mekong Delta have started to harvest raw material sugarcane from the beginning of October. However, up to now, the remaining three factories in the region have not operated yet. Currently, farmers mainly sell sugarcane for traders to resell to sugarcane juice vendors. Ironically, both farmers who sell sugarcane early to benefit from high prices and those who have not harvested sugarcane yet want to give up sugarcane to switch to other crops.