Mekong Delta farmers begin shrimp harvest Business

Mekong Delta farmers begin shrimp harvest

Farmers in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta region have begun this year’s first harvest season of brackish water shrimp, earning strong profits due to high prices and favourable breeding conditions.
Rice-shrimp farming model needs zoning Society

Rice-shrimp farming model needs zoning

Rotating rice and shrimp farming on the same fields in the Mekong Delta has proven so economically effective and environmentally friendly that experts have urged the zoning of areas for the model.
Drought brings saline water deep into Mekong Delta Environment

Drought brings saline water deep into Mekong Delta

More than 377,000 people in the Mekong Delta face a fresh-water shortage because of saline water intrusion in the area as a result of a long and severe drought, according to the National Centre for Rural Clean Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation.
Environment

Mekong Delta households face water shortage

More than 377,000 people in the Mekong Delta face a fresh water shortage because of saline water intrusion in the area, according to the National Centre for Rural Clean Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation.
Business

Mekong Delta reaps bumper rice crop

The Mekong Delta’s 2013 winter-spring rice harvest was 10.9 million tonnes, up 200,000 tonnes from last year, said the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
Business

Plan to protect rice crops from drought

Local authorities in the Mekong Delta plan to dredge rivers and canals in the region to create more irrigation water for 300,000ha of newly planted rice crops, which face saline-water intrusion and a water shortage.