The Mekong Delta province of An Giang continues to restructure its agricultural sector in the direction of sustainable production, enhancing the application of advanced technologies in a bid to raise the production of high quality unhusked rice to four million tonnes in 2014.

To realise the goal, the sector will implement crop restructuring, while encouraging farmers to use high-quality seed to reach an output of 1.77 million tonnes of rice in the winter-spring harvest, up 21,000 tonnes over the same period last year.

Meanwhile, farmland areas in the summer-autumn and autumn-winter crops will be reduced by 1,300 ha and 11,470 ha respectively because the two harvests usually meet unfavourable weather conditions.

The provincial authorities also urged the sector to broaden new cultivation models such as developing the growing of vegetables in Cho Moi and An Phu districts and the cultivation of sticky rice in Phu Tan district.

In addition, the province also enlarged cultivation in line with the Global Good Agricultural Practices (GolobalGAP) standard to reduce the price of products, meet the increasing demand of the market and improve income for local farmers.-VNA