Farmers in the Mekong delta province of An Giang have earned high profit of at least 30 percent from cultivating Japanese rice varieties.

The varieties, namely Kinu, Akita, Koshi and Hana, have been provided by the Angimex –Kitoku Co., Ltd, with the aim of helping An Giang farmers produce clean rice with high output.

The company also assists farmers throughout the farming process through guiding them in rice tending techniques, preventing diseases and insects and supplying fertilizers. It buys all rice output from contracted farmers to export to Japan.

During the last five years, the project attracted over 4,000 farmers in four districts of Chau Thanh, Chau Phu, Thoai Son, Tri Ton and Long Xuyen city who plant Japanese rice on a total 8,000 ha, harvesting 32,000 tonnes of rice for export.

The company said it has plans to further expand the cultivation area next year.-VNA