Mekong Delta prepares for summer-autumn rice crop

Authorities in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta have warned farmers to sow the Summer-Autumn rice crop on schedule to ensure water for irrigation and avoid diseases. In areas where there is a water shortage, rice farmers have been encouraged to switch to grow drought-resistant crops. With assistance ...

Khammuan raises the bar in rice production

The agricultural practices commonly employed in Khammuan province are still mostly traditional but farmers are gradually being introduced to modern methods so they can grow better quality rice and earn more money. The introduction of modern equipment is expected to help ease the sowing and harvesting ...

New measures to tackle oil palm downward pricing trend

The Ministry of Commerce has stressed the government’s efforts to solve low pricing of oil palm kernels, bringing forward measures over the next two months to bring down the stock volume to a normal level. The Department of Internal Trade Director General, Wichai Phochanakij revealed today ...

Asia Rice: Vietnam rates gain on fears Mekong water woes may hurt crops

Rice export prices in Vietnam rose for the first time in six weeks as domestic buying picked up and fears of water scarcity in the country’s rice bowl grew, while weaker local currencies weighed on rates in other top Asian exporting hubs. In Vietnam, rates for ...

Sacombank assists rice production, trading with loans

As of the end of last year outstanding loans in agricultural and rural areas around the country increased by 21.4 per cent from a year earlier, Nguyễn Quốc Hùng, director of the State Bank of Vietnam’s credit department, said. The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta accounted for ...

Vietnam increases its quota for Kingdom’s rice to 300K tonnes

After the EU decided to impose tariffs on Cambodia’s rice exports from January, Vietnam agreed this week to expand its import quota for the Kingdom’s rice to 300,000 tonnes. Vietnam’s actions come as the Chinese government late last night agreed to increase its import quota ...

Mekong River agriculture project yields just 60 tonnes of vegetables

A $20 million food production project in the Mekong River provinces is yielding just 60 tonnes of vegetables a day out of its 160-tonne daily goal, a Ministry of Agriculture official said. The ministry’s Boosting Food Production programme – a three-year initiative launched in mid-2016 to ...

Mekong Delta floods inundate over 2,000ha of rice

More than 2,060ha of rice in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta have been damaged due to recent floods, according to the Directorate of Water Resources under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. In An Giang province, over 1,270ha of rice were destroyed, while Kien Giang suffered losses ...

Climate change will make hundreds of millions more people nutrient deficient

Rising levels of carbon dioxide could make crops less nutritious and damage the health of hundreds of millions of people, research has revealed, with those living in some of the world’s poorest regions likely to be hardest hit. Previous research has shown that many food crops become ...

Mekong Delta faces a bleaker future than people realize

A combination of negative developments has put at serious risk the viability of Vietnam’s rice bowl as also the source of most of its seafood exports. Keep reading ...

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