The southern province of Kien Giang expects to harvest 7 tonnes per hectare in its intensive high-quality rice farming areas in the Winter-Spring crop 2013-2014, according to the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

The province planted 90,000 ha of high quality rice farming in local districts of Hon Dat, Tan Hiep, Chau Thanh, Giong Rieng, Go Quao and Rach Gia city in its Winter-Spring crop.

The province also increased its VietGAP-standard large scale rice fields to 1,524 ha in this crop.

The locality urged local businesses to provide modern production equipment and pesticides to its farmers and buy all farmers’ rice.

In the intensive rice farming areas, the province applied advanced production technology to increase rice’s output and quality.

To date, more than 65,500 ha have been sowed with rice seeds. As many as 301,000 ha are expected to be sowed by late December.-VNA