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.
Farmers in the Mekong delta grow jackfruit on infertile paddies  (Photo:  SGGP)

12,593 hectare of low-yield rice fields converted into orchards

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development yesterday announced more than 12,593 hectare of infertile paddies in the Mekong delta has been converted to grow fruits to earn good income from the beginning of the year.
Drought causing saltwater influx in Southern region forecast to come soon

Drought causing saltwater influx in Southern region forecast to come soon

According to a report from the National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center about this year’s dry season forecast, the Southern and Central Highlands regions will suffer drought and saltwater influx on the large scale in the forthcoming months after the recent record-breaking rainfalls.
Vietnam spends US$3 billion on irrigation construction works

Vietnam spends US$3 billion on irrigation construction works

The country has mobilized nearly VND70 trillion (US$3 billion) to build irrigation construction in countryside districts for 10 years, said the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development at a yesterday meeting to review 10-year implementation of irrigation works in the government’s new rural plan.

Paddy fields wither due to drought in Binh Dinh Province. (Photo: SGGP)

Central provinces seriously affected by drought

After provinces in the North Central Coast, some provinces in the South Central Coast have been seriously affected by drought drying up rivers and ponds, causing paddy fields to be fallowed and upseting the life of local people. This is considered as one of the most severe droughts in many decades.