Agricultural sector improves value of Vietnamese rice

Agricultural sector improves value of Vietnamese rice

In recent days, farmers in the Mekong Delta have been flexibly sowing the winter-spring rice crop early to avoid drought and saltwater intrusion at the end of the rice crop. Not only using high-quality rice varieties, but the percentage of farmers using certified rice varieties has also increased rapidly. These are important turning points in improving the quality of rice to enhance the value of Vietnamese rice in the international market.
A saltwater-prevention sluice in Vi Thanh city in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang. (Photo: VNA)

Mekong Delta ensures water supply

Saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta in the 2020 – 21 dry season is expected to be higher than average, but not as severe as the last dry season.

(Illustrative photo:SGGP/ Cao Thang)

Saltwater intrusion seriously threatens drinking water source in HCMC

Climate change, notably saltwater intrusion, flooding, rising seawater level and drought has greatly impacted on daily life and socio-economic development in Vietnam in general and Ho Chi Minh City in particular. As this reason, it is necessary to have specific orientation as well as direct solutions to minimize vulnerability for as much as possible.
Farmers in the Mekong Delta enjoy a bumper rice crop. (Photo: SGGP)

Rice production in 2020: farmers enjoy good harvest, high prices

From the beginning of this year, the developments in the weather were quite complicated, causing disadvantages for agricultural production. Fortunately, thanks to proactive suitable coping measures, farmers in provinces in the Mekong Delta achieved goods results in the winter-spring rice crop and now are harvesting summer-autumn rice crop with the expectation of good harvest and high price.
Mekong Delta farmers destroy thousands of hectares of sugarcane

Mekong Delta farmers destroy thousands of hectares of sugarcane

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Tra Cu District in the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh on May 4 said that due to the negative impacts of prolonged saltwater intrusion and drought on crops, along with low prices, many farmers are no longer interested in sugarcane.
The area of sugarcane in the Mekong Delta is reduced sharply. (Photo: SGGP)

Mekong Delta farmers destroy thousands of hectares of sugarcane

In recent days, although it is entering the new crop of sugarcane, many farmers in the Mekong Delta provinces have chopped down thousands of hectares of sugarcane due to ineffective and loss-making production to switch to grow other crops.
Mekong Delta provinces expect good summer-autumn rice crop

Mekong Delta provinces expect good summer-autumn rice crop

Amid saltwater intrusion and drought, Mekong Delta provinces still managed to maintain paddy production at 10.7 million tons, merely down around 118,000 tons. This is an impressive effort of farmers and local authorities, hereby, helping to ensure food security.