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Mekong Delta farmers embrace new technology

Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta provinces are making efforts to develop digital farming, enabling farmers to use technologies to take care of their farms remotely. Since 70 per cent of the delta’s population works in the agricultural sector, it is an ideal place to develop new ...

Upstream dams a threat to tomatoes, farmers

THAILAND’S finest tomato production areas along Mekong River in the northeastern region have suffered serious impacts from dams in the lower Mekong River Basin, causing financial distress for the local farmers and threatening their livelihoods. Local tomato producers in Bueng Kan and Nakhon Panom provinces said ...

Measures needed to help Mekong Delta farmers cope with floods

More breakthrough solutions are needed to help farmers in the Mekong Delta cope with unpredictably rising water levels, according to experts. This year, floodwaters caused by heavy rains and water of the Mekong River have been rising at alarming levels, submerging thousands of hectares of ...

Environmental changes in the Mekong Delta spell trouble for farmers

The Mekong Delta is home to 15 million people, many of whom rely on the delta’s rich soil and water resources for farming and fishing. But their livelihoods are being threatened by rising sea levels, droughts, dams, and other hydrological shifts. A new article from ...

Mekong clam farmers develop sustainable value chains

Clam farmers in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Tien Giang are finding innovative solutions to produce sustainable value chains in an aim to meet international standards. In recent years, declining fishery stocks, disease, and environmental impacts have affected both quantity and quality of clams ...

When the Mekong is no longer 'the mighty'

Hydropower projects are threatening Vietnam’s Mekong delta, but farmers who make their livelihoods there know little about it. Keep reading ...

Khai Don

Sustainable agriculture project raises farmers’ profits by 14 per cent

The Việt Nam-Sustainable Agriculture Transformation Project (VnSAT) in the Mekong Delta has helped raise farm profits by 14 per cent after two years of implementation, according to Đặng Minh Cường, the project’s deputy head. Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

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