Despite decreasing rice-growing area, farmers still earn profits

Despite decreasing rice-growing area, farmers still earn profits

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) stated that although the rice-growing areas reduced, increasing rice yields, stable export of rice, and high selling prices have been beneficial for farmers at a conference to preliminarily summarize the production of the winter-spring rice crop 2020-2021, and deploy production of the summer-autumn, autumn-winter, and the winter rice crops in the South, held on the morning of March 24 in Can Tho.
Farmers in Tra Vinh Province grow corn on rice-growing land. (Photo: SGGP)

Mekong Delta farmers increase income by switching crops

Amid the context that climate change, saltwater intrusion, and drought-affected negatively the production of rice, many farmers in Hau Giang, Tra Vinh, An Giang, and Dong Thap provinces have actively reduced the rice-growing areas for the cultivation of vegetables and fruit trees, or aquaculture, bringing in high efficiency.