Farmers in the Mekong Delta provinces enjoy a bumper crop of rice. (Photo: SGGP)

Winter-spring rice production exceeds 10.7 million tons in Mekong Delta

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) on March 27 held an online meeting to summarize preliminarily the winter-spring rice crop, deploy the production plan for the summer-autumn, winter, and autumn-winter rice crops this year in Southern and Mekong Delta provinces.
Prices of shrimps in Mekong Delta provinces decline heavily

Prices of shrimps in Mekong Delta provinces decline heavily

According to the departments of fisheries of provinces in the Mekong Delta, the prices of material shrimps have continuously dropped steeply in the past days, raising concerns among shrimp-farming households.
Freshwater transported to saltwater-intrusion-hit regions

Freshwater transported to saltwater-intrusion-hit regions

The Department of Irrigation of Tien Giang Province on March 21 said that the salinity level has slightly dropped but still nailed at high levels from 2 per mille to 6 per mille upwards so most people in Cai Lay, Chau Thanh, Cho Gao districts, My Tho City, and Cai Lay Town could not get water from rivers to water their crops as well as to use for daily living needs so authorities have continued to use barges to transport fresh water to save 13,000 hectares of durian trees affected by drought and saltwater intrusion.
Mekong Delta grapples with drought, saltwater intrusion

Mekong Delta grapples with drought, saltwater intrusion

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, this year’s saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta region is more serious than the 2015-2016 dry season. It comes earlier with higher level of salinity.
Rice harvesting in Can Tho City. (Photo: SGGP)

Farmers in Mekong Delta provinces enjoy bumper winter-spring rice crop

On the last days of February, farmers in the Mekong Delta have entered the peak harvest season of the winter-summer rice crop. Despite the impacts of saltwater intrusion and drought on coastal areas, most farmers have enjoyed a bumper crop and the price of paddy has also increased compared to at the beginning of the crop.
Hoa Binh Hydropower Plant (Photo:VNA)

Dry season in 2020 to be more severe, extensive than usual

Not only the Southern region is warned to battle for drought and saltwater intrusion this year but also the Northern region is suffering the lack of irrigation water due to less rainfall on the large scale during recent several months. 
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.
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.