Global market remains potential for Vietnam's mango industry

Global market remains potential for Vietnam's mango industry

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) in association with the People's Committee of Dong Thap Province, on April 12, held a workshop on improving the export capacity of Vietnam's mango industry, with the participation of international organizations, Mekong Delta provinces, institutes, exporting enterprises, and several mango cooperatives.
Mekong Delta farmers put effort into elevating Vietnamese rice

Mekong Delta farmers put effort into elevating Vietnamese rice

Entering April, farmers in Mekong Delta provinces are harvesting the last winter-spring rice fields of the total area of 1.5 million hectares, with an output of about 10.7 million tons. The prices of rice have declined in the past few days but remained at high levels as farmers focused on producing rice varieties to supply the high-end segment. This is considered an important change for Mekong Delta rice farmers.
Agricultural production in Mekong Delta amid age of digital transformation

Agricultural production in Mekong Delta amid age of digital transformation

Mekong Delta farmers have been adopting many advanced models in agricultural production, such as growing melons in net houses and hi-tech shrimp farming. Accordingly, pesticide spraying drones, seed sowing machines, and rice transplanters have appeared in some places. Digital transformation is an inevitable trend in the modernization of the agricultural sector because technology helps to enhance productivity and value through effective scaling farming and management systems.
Saltwater intrusion in Mekong Delta to increase again in Mid-April

Saltwater intrusion in Mekong Delta to increase again in Mid-April

According to the National Center for Hydrometeorology Forecasting, the water level in the upstream Mekong River has slowly changed on the first days of April; however, saltwater intrusion on Vam Co and Mekong rivers is expected to highly rise following the high tide from Mid-April. 
Adoption of high technologies needs promoting for sustainable agriculture

Adoption of high technologies needs promoting for sustainable agriculture

Aquaculture is more and more developing and plays an important role in the world. The global aquaculture production is currently above 82 million tons. Of which, Vietnam has more than 4.2 million tons, standing in fourth place in the world, and the Mekong Delta accounts for about 70 percent of the total farming area and production of the country.
Hau Giang Port aims at handling 1 million tons of goods

Hau Giang Port aims at handling 1 million tons of goods

In 2020, Hau Giang Port put the Macgregor multi-function crane, with a maximum lifting capacity of 45 tons, the largest and most modern one in the Mekong Delta into operation, bringing its loading and unloading capacity to 845,000 tons, five times higher compared to that in 2019.
Rice production efficiency of eight provinces in Mekong Delta improved

Rice production efficiency of eight provinces in Mekong Delta improved

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), on March 25 in Tien Giang Province, held a conference to summarize the year 2020, implement the plan for 2021, and discuss solutions to speed up the progress of the Vietnam Sustainable Agricultural Transformation project (VnSat).
Despite decreasing rice-growing area, farmers still earn profits

Despite decreasing rice-growing area, farmers still earn profits

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) stated that although the rice-growing areas reduced, increasing rice yields, stable export of rice, and high selling prices have been beneficial for farmers at a conference to preliminarily summarize the production of the winter-spring rice crop 2020-2021, and deploy production of the summer-autumn, autumn-winter, and the winter rice crops in the South, held on the morning of March 24 in Can Tho.
The close-up of a section of the Trung Luong - My Thuan Expressway that has not been completed in Tien Giang Province. (Photo: SGGP)

Construction of Trung Luong-My Thuan Expressway expected to complete this year

After missing the appointment on the occasion of the Lunar New Year, many people in Mekong Delta provinces expected that they would be able to travel on the Trung Luong - My Thuan Expressway on the occasion of Liberation Day and Labor Day. However, according to the project investor, until the end of this year, the above expectation is likely to come true.