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.
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.
Vietnam’s five-month rice exports drop Business

Vietnam’s five-month rice exports drop

Vietnam earned 1.21 billion USD from exporting an estimated 2.83 million tonnes of rice during January-May, declining 20.7 percent in value and 4 percent in volume as compared to the same time last year, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said.
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.
Climate-smart agriculture key to economic growth Business

Climate-smart agriculture key to economic growth

The adoption of climate-smart agriculture (CSA) will improve the productivity and quality of agriculture, increase farmers’ incomes and reduce their vulnerability to adverse climatic phenomena, according to experts.
Rice production drops slightly in summer-autumn crop Business

Rice production drops slightly in summer-autumn crop

Southern localities have harvested nearly 962,000 hectares of total rice farmed in the summer-autumn crop this year, equivalent to 88.7 percent of the same crop last year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
Localities urged to protect crops from torrential rains Society

Localities urged to protect crops from torrential rains

The Directorate of Water Resources under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has issued a notice on ensuring safety of irrigation facilities and preventing crops from being flooded by torrential rains in northern and north central regions.