Rice agenda needs unity

The Thai Rice Exporters Association recently revised its estimation of Thai rice exports this year to five million tonnes, the lowest in 20 years, from a previous projection of 6.5 million tonnes. In contrast, India’s Rice Exporters Association estimates the country’s rice exports will jump by ...

OPED

Cambodian farmers to get crop protection insurance cover, thanks to Global Parametrics

Parametric and index-based disaster risk transfer company, Global Parametrics (GP), has announced its support for the AGRIBEE Crop Insurance Pilot to provide extreme weather protection cover for smallholder rice farmers in Cambodia. GP is providing cover for the transaction from its Natural Disaster Fund (NDF). Through ...

Mekong Delta should safeguard fruit orchards from saltwater in rivers: experts

The Mekong Delta region should take proactive measures to protect fruit orchards in the 2020 – 21 dry season as severe saltwater intrusion in rivers is forecast in the coming months, experts have said. The measures should include zoning areas for each type of fruit, securing irrigation water and providing extra care ...

Prices of banana up in Mekong Delta

In communes Minh Thuan and An Minh Bac, traders proposed to buy Siamese banana at the price of from VND8,000 to VND10,000 a bunch of banana, VND2,000 – VND4,000 higher than the early second quarter of the year.   Farmers in U Minh Thuong District have grown ...

Ngoc Dan - Translated by Anh Quan

Fruit prices go down because of decline of export

According to the Agro Processing and Market Development Authority and the Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development – IPSARD’s annual report of agro product price, dragon fruit dropped continuously to VND3,000- VND3,500 per kilogram in August while it had been VND6,000- ...

Mekong Delta to expand fruit, seafood production in response to climate change

The Mekong Delta plans an additional 450,000ha under fruit and seafood production by 2030 as part of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s effort to shift the region’s farming model toward more sustainable agriculture practices. The region plans to reduce rice farming areas and expand areas producing fruit and seafood in ...

VNA

Vietnam’s main coconut growing area stressed by salinity

Historic levels of saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta have caused coconuts in Ben Tre Province to shrink by half in size and farmers’ incomes by even more. One afternoon in early August, Tran Trung Tac, owner of a dwarf coconut grove, opens 100 coconuts one ...

Hoang Nam

Vietnamese rice now more pricey than Thailand’s

With the Thai baht weakening, Vietnamese rice is fetching 3 percent higher prices in global markets than varieties from Thailand. Vietnam’s 5-percent broken rice has been priced at $468-472 per ton since August 8, $15 more than its Thai rivals. The prices have risen by 6.8 ...

Anh Minh

Mekong Delta farmers lose durian farms to historic drought and salinity

Farmers in the Mekong Delta are chopping down hundreds of hectares of durian trees that were lost to drought and saltwater intrusion. For years Le Van Thoi has earned VND600-800 million ($25,800-34,400) a year from his durian farm in Cai Lay Town in Tien Giang Province. Thanks ...

Hoang Nam

Thailand’s rice exports slump to decade low

The Thai Rice Exporters Association cut its projection for 2020 rice exports from 7.5 million tonnes to 6.5 million tonnes, the lowest in a decade. Thailand shipped 3.14 million tonnes of rice in the first six months of this year, down 32.7% from the same period ...

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