Agriculture and fishing

How Vietnam’s Rice-First Policy Weakened the Mekong Delta Against Climate Change

Citizens and government officials resorted to drastic measures this year to prepare for the annual dry season in Vietnam’s Mekong delta. As debate rages over the causes of and solutions to the drought, the government is building large reservoirs to deal with the increasingly dry delta. ...

Michael Tatarski

Ca Mau province acts to better protect environment in aquaculture

The southernmost province of Ca Mau currently has more than 300,000 ha of aquaculture area, including over 158,000 ha of extensive shrimp farming and nearly 8,600 ha of intensive shrimp farming. However, experts said that if local farmers fail to adopt strict environmental protection measures in aquaculture, it ...

VNA

Vientiane releases millions of fish to ensure food security

Vientiane plans to release an additional two million fish back into the river to meet the government’s goal of releasing 58 million fish this year to ensure food security. This was informed by the Director of Vientiane Agriculture and Forestry Department, Dr Lasay Nouanthasing, on July ...

Times Reporters

Mekong Delta farmers restructuring crop cultivation to better respond to climate change

Farmers in the Mekong Delta provinces changed time and crops for cultivation to adapt to the negative impacts of climate changes. Some moved farms back into hinterlands to easily take fresh water from upstreams. Others shifted to grow fruits that generate higher economic efficiency. With freshwater available ...

Authors: Huu Duc - Minh Dam. Translated by Hien Anh.

Fishermen call for river pollution to be addressed

Members of a large fishing community in Naxab village, Naxaithong district, Vientiane, are appealing to authorities to address the problem of farms dumping animal waste in the Khon River, which they say is creating a threat to fishing. The polluted river affects some 1,648 people who ...

Times Reporters

Min of Agriculture responds to allegations of loss of fisheries

The Ministry of Agriculture yesterday responded to criticism and accusations by opposition groups and the media that the decline and loss of fish production is due to the incompetence of the Ministry, the Fisheries Administration and local officials. The criticism also raised concerns over illegal deforestation, ...

Son Minea

Bac Lieu to expand large-scale agricultural production

The Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu plans to expand large-scale production and the use of advanced techniques to improve agricultural yield and quality and raise farmers’ incomes from now to 2025. The provincial People’s Committee targets production of 1.17 million tonnes of paddy, including 190,240 tonnes of organic paddy, a year by 2025.  It plans to expand large-scale ...

VNA

Heavy rainfall sees Mekong levels rise

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has recorded river levels increasing by 0.65m between Stung Treng and Prey Veng’s Neak Loeung over the last seven days and forecast an additional rise this week of 0.60m due to torrential rain. Lower Mekong River Basin (LMB) water levels have ...

Ry Sochan

Irrigation dams threaten Thailand’s tiger forests, say conservationists

A plan to construct seven dams in one of mainland Southeast Asia’s last intact forest systems could cause widespread habitat loss and sever important wildlife corridors, activists warn. The Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai (DPKY) Forest Complex is a vast and biodiverse region that spans six provinces in ...

Carolyn Cowan

Abundant and sustainable talipot palm trees supply natural products

Cambodia has millions of sugar palms dotting the countryside and the multi-purpose tree is a national icon. Another lesser-known type of palm tree – the talipot palm – is not as common in Cambodia and has had less obvious uses traditionally for agriculture or industry. Now, ...

Roth Sochieata

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