Once well-known as sugar cane islet in the Mekong Delta with sugar cane fields spreading for miles and miles, Cu Lao Dung District in Soc Trang Province no longer grows sugar cane because prices of sugar cane have dropped drastically for recent years. Farmers here decided to switch to grow other fruits and fish.
Mr. Vo Trung Thanh, Chairman of the Shaped Fruits Club in Phu Tri A Hamlet in Phu Tan Commune in Hau Giang Provine’s Chau Thanh District, said that more than 10,000 wine-gourd-shaped pomelos and word-imprinted mangoes have been ordered by dealers across the country.
Despite efforts to fortify the dyke following recent downpours by hundreds of adult members of a village and military soldiers in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak who have been working relentlessly over the past days, a section of dyke in the field in Quang Dien Commune breached and the field was inundated yesterday.
Price of pig leaped again after dropping for a few months making breeders feel eager to raise more pigs for huge profit in Tet holidays ( the Lunar New New Year). however, experts warned breeders to be cautious to avoid risks.
Beekeeping for honey production has recently developed in Chi Lang district, the northern border province of Lang Son, bringing high income for beekeepers, and contributed to the local socio-economic development.
The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in Hanoi and People’s Committee in Me Linh District yesterday convened a meeting to discuss measures to help turnip farmers in Trang Viet Commune who had to throw away ten of tons of turnip because the price of the veggie is so low.