Indonesia works to improve rice irrigation World

Indonesia works to improve rice irrigation

The Indonesian government plans to continue building dams to irrigate paddy fields as existing facilities can irrigate only 11 percent, or 780,000 ha, of paddy fields, according to a recent broadcast.
First soil bank in Mekong Delta Environment

First soil bank in Mekong Delta

The Mekong Delta province of Ca Mau has established its first ever “soil bank”, also the first of its kind in the Mekong Delta, according to the government’s e-newspaper at baochinhphu.vn.
Hanoi’s hi-tech farm expansion remains slow Society

Hanoi’s hi-tech farm expansion remains slow

Agricultural production in the capital city remains small-scale and outdated, despite successful land reform and investment in irrigation networks for many years, says the Nong Thon Ngay Nay (Countryside Today) newspaper.
Malaysia looks to end rice imports by 2020 World

Malaysia looks to end rice imports by 2020

Malaysia is aiming to achieve rice self-sufficiency and end rice imports by 2020, Bernama news agency quoted Malaysian Minister of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry as saying on May 13.
Business

Vietnam set to become world’s largest coffee exporter

In the staunchly competitive coffee industry, leading economists forecast Vietnam is set to become the world’s largest coffee exporter, providing the Southeast Asian nation can surmount its shortcomings, radio The Voice of Vietnam (VOV) reported.
Business

Southern provinces target bumper rice crop

The southern provinces target a total output of nearly 10.1 million tonnes of rice in the 2013 summer-autumn crop, an increase of nearly 323,000 tonnes compared with the output of the same crop last year.
Society

Delta provinces ready for floods

Provincial authorities in the Mekong Delta have taken several measures to improve safety for people, crops and other properties during the 2012 flooding season.
World

Cambodia breaks ground on largest-ever waterworks

Cambodia on Feb. 4 broke ground for its greatest irrigation waterworks in Battambang province in a bid to increase farming area and crops in one of the country’s main rice-growing provinces.
Society

Government leader visits storm-hit localities

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai requested that central provinces recently battered by typhoon Mirinae, Phu Yen and Binh Dinh, quickly deploy all available forces to search for those still missing and promptly deliver relief aid to those who are still stranded by the flooding.