Sandy soil veggies lift farmers out of poverty

Growing vegetables on sandy fields is helping farmers out of poverty in a coastal commune in Thừa Thiên- Huế Province. Farmers in Điền Lộc Commune are reaping success from the new effort, something older generations have not been able to do. Lê Huy, a local farmer, said he is growing vegetables on a 0.5ha sandy land plot and earning an average annual income of VNĐ150 million (US$6,600). “This has helped farmers here a lot in improving their income. We are no longer poor,” he said. Huy said he learnt this cultivation model from a local man, Hồ Hợi.

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