Update news rice farming
Improving profits for rice growers is always a concern of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), as well as the rice processing and trading business community.
SunRice, Australia’s largest rice supplier, will partner with Australian and Vietnamese researchers to develop a new variety of rice that helps farmers in the Mekong Delta adapt to climate change.
Vietnam’s agriculture is experiencing a restructuring in order to increase seafood and fruit production, and to decrease rice production.
Rice farmers in many Mekong Delta provinces are reducing rice cultivation over rising prices of inputs like fertilisersnbsp;and pesticides.
According to Prof. Vo Tong Xuan, honorary rector of Nam Can Tho University, to spur the Mekong Delta's development, the Government should implement the regional planning in a concrete way in line with natural conditions.
VietNamNet Bridge – The Vietnamese Government is taking drastic measures in restructuring agricultural production to adapt to climate change, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong said yesterday.