Mekong Delta agriculture adapts to climate change

The Mekong Delta has restructured agriculture towards climate-change adaptation and market demand by establishing specialised farming areas for its key agricultural products, and by growing other crops on ineffective rice fields or rotating rice with other crops on the same field. 

The delta, the country’s largest rice, seafood and fruit producer, achieved a growth rate of 3 percent a year between 2016 and 2018, higher than the country’s average growth rate of 2.67 percent, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

In An Giang province, local authorities and farmers have set up specialised farming areas and used advanced farming techniques in recent years.

The province has established a 25,000ha specialised glutinous-rice area in Phu Tan district, becoming the country’s first province to have such an area.

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