Fruit industry needs technology to reach potential Business

Fruit industry needs technology to reach potential

Though Vietnam’s fruit and vegetable industry is growing, its exports still account for less than 1 percent of the global market, indicating the need for the processing industry to upgrade its facilities and practices.
Mekong delta prepares for dry season Society

Mekong delta prepares for dry season

Many provinces in the Mekong Delta are taking measures to secure freshwater for farming and household use since drought and saltwater intrusion is expected to be severe in the 2016-17 dry season.
Large-scale rice fields booming Business

Large-scale rice fields booming

The southwestern province of Kien Giang has set up 14 large-scale rice fields for growing crops in accordance with the VietGAP standards as part of a four-year programme.
Ben Tre fights salt intrusion Environment

Ben Tre fights salt intrusion

Authorities in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre are mobilising resources to address drought and saline intrusion, which have severely affected the local economy and living standards.
Business

Mekong Delta farmers do well

The Mekong Delta is harvesting a bumper summer-autumn rice crop though the weather has been unfavourable, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Society

Drought to lower rice yields in central region

The rice harvest in the southern part of the central region and the Central Highlands is expected to be under 35,000 tonnes compared to the previous winter-spring crop because of prolonged drought, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has said.