Update news farmers
VietNamNet Bridge – Farmers in Dak To District's Tan Canh Commune claim they are forced to use polluted water pumped from the Poko River to water their coffee bushes.
Farmers in Vinh Long, one of the main vegetable growing provinces in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta, are busy planting crops ahead of Tet (Lunar New Year) next month and expecting a good harvest.
Thai authorities have banned former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra from office for five years and launched a legal case that could see her jailed.
VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam is a top global producer of many agricultural products, but the farmers don’t pocket as much money as people think.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has set high goals when drafting the rice-production restructuring strategy, which Vietnamese farmers have found “unfeasible” and “unrealistic”.
VietNamNet Bridge – April is the harvest season for the rice fields of central Vietnam. And thousands of foreign tourists come to explore the countryside and Vietnam’s wet rice culture.
VietNamNet Bridge – The central region's farms and households are facing a severe water shortage because of prolonged heat spells and a lack of rain.
VietNamNet Bridge – The key objective of restructuring the agriculture sector is to raise the income of 15 million farmers, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat told Viet Nam Economics Times.
VietNamNet Bridge – Farmers bemoan they have not benefited from the nation’s one-million-ton rice stockpiling scheme for the winter-spring crop in 2013-2014 as prices are still edging down even though the scheme still has more than one week to go.