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.
Summer-autumn rice yield increases in southern region Business

Summer-autumn rice yield increases in southern region

The southern region expects to harvest an average of 5.66 tonnes of paddy per hectare in the current summer-autumn crop, 139 kilogrammes more than last year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Plant Cultivation Department.
An Giang targets organic agriculture development Business

An Giang targets organic agriculture development

The Mekong Delta province of An Giang has targeted shifting from traditional agricultural production, which is heavily dependent on fertilisers and chemicals, to more sustainable production and organic standards, said a provincial official.
AVERP project awards best technologies in GHG emissions Society

AVERP project awards best technologies in GHG emissions

The AgResults Vietnam Emissions Reduction Pilot (AVERP) awarded three agricultural technology projects verified to be most efficient in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and increasing rice yield during a conference in Thai Binh on August 15.
Climate change forecast to shrink rice yield Environment

Climate change forecast to shrink rice yield

Vietnam risks a loss of 7.2 million tonnes of rice yield and 3.2 percent of its agricultural land by the late 21st century as a result of climate change, according to a Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development forecast.
Thailand promotes crop diversification World

Thailand promotes crop diversification

Thailand’s government has planned to cut rice production, particularly for the second crop, to encourage farmers to grow other plants as part of its agriculture reform programme.