Rice harvesting in Can Tho City. (Photo: SGGP)

Farmers in Mekong Delta provinces enjoy bumper winter-spring rice crop

On the last days of February, farmers in the Mekong Delta have entered the peak harvest season of the winter-summer rice crop. Despite the impacts of saltwater intrusion and drought on coastal areas, most farmers have enjoyed a bumper crop and the price of paddy has also increased compared to at the beginning of the crop.
Nearly 30,000 hectares of rice crops lost due to salinity, drought

Nearly 30,000 hectares of rice crops lost due to salinity, drought

More than 29,700 hectares of rice crops in the Mekong Delta were completely damaged due to ongoing drought and saline intrusion, yesterday reported the Irrigation General Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Farmers reserve fresh water  in the Mekong Delta (Photo: SGGP)

Mekong Delta suffers loss due to prolonged drought, heat

The People’s Committee in the Mekong Delta Province of Bac Lieu yesterday petitioned the government to allocate VND150 billion (over US$ 6,454,113) on urgently building anti-saline intrusion facilities.
Farmers harvest early winter-spring rice in the Mekong Delta. (Photo: SGGP)

Diversifying rice export markets to reduce risks

Provinces in the Mekong Delta are entering the harvest season of the winter-spring rice crop, but the export of rice might be affected by the Chinese market due to outbreaks of an acute respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19). Amid such context, diversifying export market is considered as an urgent solution for the Vietnamese rice.
Forest crops have been wilted due to dry weather

Tens of thousands of forest hectares in Mekong Delta face elevated risk of fire

A working delegation of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development led by Director General of Vietnam Administration of Forestry (VNFOREST) Nguyen Quoc Tri yesterday had a working session with Dong Thap Province on prevention of natural disasters and forest fires in this year’s dry season.
Number of tourists to Mekong Delta significantly decreases due to n-CoV epidemic

Number of tourists to Mekong Delta significantly decreases due to n-CoV epidemic

In the recent years, the tourism industry in the Mekong Delta has achieved outstanding development in the number of travelers and tourist revenue; however, due to an impact of acute respiratory disease caused by 2019-nCoV, the number of domestic and foreign tourists travelling the Mekong Delta tends to drop significantly.