The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) on March 27 held an online meeting to summarize preliminarily the winter-spring rice crop, deploy the production plan for the summer-autumn, winter, and autumn-winter rice crops this year in Southern and Mekong Delta provinces.
Toiling and moiling have been attached to the image of rice farmers for a very long time. However, nowadays, modern farmers do not have to wade in the rice fields to produce rice but use unmanned farming equipment and mechanization. Rice cultivation technology helps to protect the environment, improve productivity and quality of rice.
The Department of Crop Production and Plant Protection of Kien Giang Province on November 13 said that farmers in Tan Hiep, Chau Thanh, Giong Rieng, Go Quao and Hon Dat districts have sowed around 52,600 hectares out of 289,000 hectares of winter-spring rice crop, accounting for 18.2 percent of the plan.
Farmers in provinces in the Mekong Delta are entering the harvest time of the summer-autumn rice crop; however, as the rice price is not high this year while consumption faces difficulties, farmers do not earn much. Therefore, replacing crops to increase income for farmers has become an urgent matter.
In the first half of this year, China, Indonesia and Bangladesh – three major rice importing markets of Vietnam – reduced rice imports. Experts concerned that this situation might last until the end of this year, muting export of rice of three largest rice exporters, consisting of India, Thailand and Vietnam.