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.
A farmer in Loc Ngai Commune in Bao Lam District in Lam Dong Province uses a pump to get water to save his coffee trees. (Photo: SGGP)

Central Highlands provinces struggle to save coffee trees from drought

In the Central Highlands of Vietnam, the coffee tree is the main crop with a total area of around 620,000 hectares, concentrating most in Dak Lak, Lam Dong, and Dak Nong provinces. The unusual developments of the weather have caused the water levels in lakes and rivers in the Central Highlands to recede and the situation is forecast to last for a long time, posing risks of water shortage for coffee cultivation.