Mekong Delta provinces carry out biosecurity measures to prevent diseases. (Photo: SGGP)

Mekong Delta provinces struggle to repopulate pig herds

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of An Giang Province on April 23 said that the price of pigs in the market hovered around VND90,000-VND93,000 per kilogram, a high price level, but most pig-farming households did not have many pigs left to sell as the African swine fever forced thousands of households to destroy hundreds of pigs, leading to a sharp decline in the number of pig herds.
Farmers to finish growing 1.2 million hectares of rice by November’s end

Farmers to finish growing 1.2 million hectares of rice by November’s end

The Department of Crop Production and Plant Protection of Kien Giang Province on November 13 said that farmers in Tan Hiep, Chau Thanh, Giong Rieng, Go Quao and Hon Dat districts have sowed  around 52,600 hectares out of 289,000 hectares of winter-spring rice crop, accounting for 18.2 percent of the plan.
Number of visitors to Mekong Delta provinces sharply increases

Number of visitors to Mekong Delta provinces sharply increases

The People’s Committee of Kien Giang Province said that since the beginning of this year the province has held several events to advertise tourism, promote investment and carry out tourism projects in order to attract more tourists to the province.
Crop switching on rice growing land brings higher economic efficiency. (Photo: SGGP)

Winter-spring rice farming areas expected to reduce to avoid saltwater intrusion

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development held a conference to review the production of the autumn-winter rice crop and the seasonal rice crop of 2019 and deploy cultivation plan for the upcoming winter-spring rice crop in provinces in the Southeast region and the Mekong Delta on October 11 in Tien Giang Province.
Pangasius fish export turnover this year is forecast to be difficult to meet the target. (Photo: SGGP)

Pangasius fish prices plummet, farmers suffer huge losses

In 2018, the prices of pangasius fish fluctuated at VND29,000 per kilogram and sometime in September and October jumped to VND34,000-VND36,000 per kilogram, helping export turnover of pangasius fish to reach VND2.26 billion, up 26.5 percent. However, in the first eight months of this year, the situation was fairly gloomy.
Farmers expand dragon fruit area in spite of declining prices

Farmers expand dragon fruit area in spite of declining prices

The prices of dragon fruits in 2018 and in the first nine months of this year have always been at lower level in comparison with those in previous years. Especially, the price has dropped drastically as dragon fruits have recently been neglected by Chinese market. However, farmers still grow and continue to expand the area of dragon fruits though the price of dragon fruits continuously declines.
The prices of material shrimps in Mekong Delta provinces have climbed again. (Photo: SGGP)

Export of shrimps speeds up

After declining for a long time, the prices of shrimps in Mekong Delta provinces have rebounded, encouraging farmers to continue to expand farming areas. Export of shrimps also showed signs of recovery, fostering enterprises to speed up during the last months of this year.
Agriculture is the strength of the Mekong Delta

More than US$22 billion of FDI capital invested in Mekong Delta provinces

Mrs. Huynh Thien Trang, deputy director of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Can Tho Branch, said at a conference held on August 6 to welcome import enterprises from Singapore and other countries to Can Tho City to study the potential and business opportunities here that Mekong Delta provinces were invested more than US$22 billion from the foreign direct investment (FDI) capital.