Kien Giang province increases rice output Business

Kien Giang province increases rice output

The Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang, the country’s largest rice producer, is expected to produce 4.3 million tonnes of paddy this year, up more than 35,200 tonnes against last year, according to its Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Mekong Delta attempts to combat saltwater intrusion Environment

Mekong Delta attempts to combat saltwater intrusion

Saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta is expected to increase between April 28 and May 6 as the volume of water flowing southward from the Mekong River will decline, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Irrigation Department.
Garlic fields fail on Ly Son Island Society

Garlic fields fail on Ly Son Island

Farmers on Ly Son island district in Quang Ngai central province have had a poor garlic harvest this year because of disease and inclement weather.
Society

Delta fruit farmers prepare for Lunar New Year

Farmers in the Mekong Delta, the country's largest fruit cultivation area, are busy preparing speciality fruits for the upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet) festival, which begins on January 31.
Business

Companies invest ahead of Tet

Businesses in HCM City have spent 6.7 trillion VND (320 million USD) on goods to prepare for the three months before and after the Tet holiday (Lunar New Year), an increase of nearly 1.3 trillion VND (61.9 million USD) compared to the same period last year.
Society

Food insecurity no longer poses threat

Food insecurity will no longer be a threat to the country, and rice production should shift focus to emerging challenges to achieve sustainability, heard a conference on June 13 in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho.
WWF Sweden to remove Tra fish from red list Business

WWF Sweden to remove Tra fish from red list

The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Processors has reported that the WWF in Sweden will remove Vietnamese Tra fish from their Red List in its guidance manual for seafood consumers.
Business

Delta fruit prices soar ahead of Tet

Off-season fruit harvests have been poor in most provinces in the Mekong delta, but prices have risen as export demand soars and sales for Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday increase.
Business

Rubber exports to bounce higher

Vietnam ’s rubber sector will enjoy a surplus in 2010 thanks to the higher price of rubber exports, said an official of the Vietnam Rubber Group.
Business

Floor prices set for tra fish exports

Minimum export and procurement prices for tra catfish will be set at the beginning of next year to help both breeders and processors avoid losses, says a senior official.