Rice production in 2020: farmers enjoy good harvest, high prices

From the beginning of this year, the developments in the weather were quite complicated, causing disadvantages for agricultural production. Fortunately, thanks to proactive suitable coping measures, farmers in provinces in the Mekong Delta achieved goods results in the winter-spring rice crop and now are harvesting summer-autumn rice crop with the expectation of good harvest and high price.

During these days, farmers in Dong Thap, Hau Giang provinces, and Can Tho City have started to harvest the early summer-autumn rice in the joy of a bumper crop. Mr. Nguyen Van Khoa, a farmer who cultivates 2 hectares of rice in Dong Binh Commune in Thoi Lai District in Can Tho City, excitedly said that in the summer-autumn rice crop, thanks to less damage from pests and sufficient water supply, most farmers have enjoyed good harvest with average paddy production of 6.5-7 tons per hectare, higher than the same period last year. Regular rice variety fetched VND5,000-5,200 per kilogram; long-grain paddy was bought at VND5,300-VND5,500 per kilogram; fragrant rice was collected at VND5,600-VND5,900 per kilogram. After deducting expenses, farmers earned a profit from VND20 million to VND30 million per hectare, the highest level in the past several years.

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Huynh Loi, Dang Nguyen – Translated by Thuy Doan