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Sinking predicted for Mekong Delta region

The Mekong Delta region of Vietnam, an area that helps feed about 200 million people, is predicted to sink underwater by 2100.

The environmental threat from spiritual tourism projects

Businesses have poured trillions of dong into spiritual tourism projects, causing hundreds of hectares of forestland and rice fields to be cleared.

Beautiful images of the ripening rice fields of An Giang

With the harvest season approaching, the rice fields of An Giang province have started to ripen, creating stunning images of vast yellow fields.

Rice farmers switch to corn as fresh water supply shrinks

Facing water shortages, farmers in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Tien Giang have grown corn on nearly 2,000ha of rice fields for the 2018-19 winter-spring crop.

Experiencing local life in Lang Son

 VietNamNet Bridge – When visiting the northern province of Lang Son, Bac Son District’s Quynh Son Commune is often the first stop for tourists who wish to experience local life through homestays.

Dong Thap to release floodwater into rice fields

The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Dong Thap plans to release flood water into more than 81,000 hectares of rice fields between August and October to enrich the soil with sediment.

Land for rice tilling: how much is enough?

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam’s agriculture and rice tilling in particular has been under so much pressure that it will have to undergo restructuring.  

Peaceful Tha Village

 VietNamNet Bridge – Quiet, authentic, picturesque – Tha Village is well known among tourists for its charm and peaceful beauty. Located just 2km from Ha Giang, Tha Village stands out for its stilt houses, green bamboo groves and lush rice fields.

Poor water management hits Delta

 VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam's Mekong Delta, which is home to 18 million people, has suffered adverse consequences due to poor water resource management,

Myanmar flooding affects one million

 Nearly one million people have now been affected by widespread flooding across Myanmar since June, officials say.

Photos: Autumn in Y Ty and Bac Son

 Being a mountainous commune of Bat Xat district at an altitude over 2,000 m, Y Ty is not only famous as the land of clouds, but also as a place with beautiful terraces. When the autumn comes, Y Ty is full of the yellow color of rice.

Foreign tourists spellbound by Vietnam’s rice fields

 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.

Heatwaves toast north and centre

 VietNamNet Bridge – As a scorching heat wave dries up reservoirs, farmers can do nothing but wait, said Nguyen Thi Nam Linh, a farmer in Quang Nam Province's Dien Ban District.

Industrial production leads to rice yield loss

VietNamNet Bridge – The reverse of the “industrialization medal” is that it has brought big corollaries to the rice farming.

Mineral exploitation devastates poor villages

The mining in Yen Bai province has made thousands of local households live in the fear that one day, their remaining rice fields would be inundated in the mud.

Give land to farmers, and they will stop deforestation

Local residents who have been living together with the forests, considering the forests as their homes, still devastate the forests. It’s because they need land for agricultural production.

Delta faces likely drought, greater seawater incursion

 VietNamNet Bridge – With the rainy season to end soon, water levels in many canals in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta are much lower than normal, sparking fears among locals that this will hit farming and drinking-water needs.