Tra Vinh farmers harvest mud crab for Tet, earn high profit Business

Tra Vinh farmers harvest mud crab for Tet, earn high profit

Farmers in the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh are entering the mud crab harvest for Tet (Lunar New Year) and earning a high profit of 30 - 35 million VND (1,300 - 1,500 USD) per hectare as demand is high for the coming holiday, which falls on January 25.
Exploring nine Ramsar sites of Vietnam Environment

Exploring nine Ramsar sites of Vietnam

Vietnam became a member of the Ramsar Convention in 1989. So far, nine wetlands in the country have been recognised as Ramsar sites – wetlands of international importance.
New farming models increase incomes in Kien Giang Business

New farming models increase incomes in Kien Giang

The income per capita of rural residents in Kien Giang province, the country’s largest rice producer, has reached 46.2 million VND (1,990 USD) a year, up 1.5 times against 2015, mostly due to the use of new farming models and agricultural restructuring.
Mekong Delta agriculture adapts to climate change Society

Mekong Delta agriculture adapts to climate change

The Mekong Delta has restructured agriculture towards climate-change adaptation and market demand by establishing specialised farming areas for its key agricultural products, and by growing other crops on ineffective rice fields or rotating rice with other crops on the same field.
Nha Trang sets up zone for cage aquaculture Society

Nha Trang sets up zone for cage aquaculture

Nha Trang city in the south central province of Khanh Hoa has set aside a zone covering 70ha of surface water in Nha Trang Bay for cage aquaculture, according to the city People’s Committee.
Dong Thap to flood rice fields for fertility Society

Dong Thap to flood rice fields for fertility

The Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap plans to release floodwaters into 90,200ha of rice fields in this year’s rainy season to fertilise the soil and flush away rice disease pathogens.
Ca Mau adjust list of key local agricultural products Society

Ca Mau adjust list of key local agricultural products

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of the southern province of Ca Mau has amended its list of key agricultural products, deleting two from the original list and keeping shrimp, mud crab, high-quality rice, and wood.
Ben Tre to expand farming of key aquatic species Business

Ben Tre to expand farming of key aquatic species

The Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre will invest more than 2.5 trillion VND (107.5 million USD) by 2030 to develop key aquatic species like black tiger shrimp, white-legged shrimp and tra fish, according to the provincial People’s Committee.