Mekong Delta provinces lack rice harvesting machines for summer-autumn rice crop

Mekong Delta provinces lack rice harvesting machines for summer-autumn rice crop

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Hau Giang Province, on August 30, said that 14 owners of combine harvesters in the province had registered to harvest rice in Soc Trang Province after the province received a proposal from the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Soc Trang Province asking for the support of combine harvesters.
Paddy piled up waiting in vain for traders in Mekong Delta provinces

Paddy piled up waiting in vain for traders in Mekong Delta provinces

In this summer-autumn rice crop, Mekong Delta farmers sowed more than 1.5 million hectares of rice and currently have harvested over 60% of the total area. However, many farmers are extremely anxious because summer-autumn rice has already entered harvest season and is waiting to sell, but traders have not come to buy yet. In An Giang Province, some farmers agreed to reduce rice prices, but traders still dumped their deposits.
Summer-autumn rice production estimated at 8.5 million tons in Mekong Delta

Summer-autumn rice production estimated at 8.5 million tons in Mekong Delta

Currently, farmers in the Mekong Delta provinces have entered the peak harvest season of the summer-autumn rice crop. Statistics show that the whole region sowed more than 1.5 million hectares, down 9,000 hectares. Rice yield is estimated at 56.66 quintals per ha, an increase of 1.15 quintals per ha compared to the previous summer-autumn rice crop; total summer-autumn rice production in the Mekong Delta this year is estimated at more than 8.5 million tons, up 124,000 tons.
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.
Flooded rice has to be cut by hand so the harvesting progress is very slow. (Photo: SGGP)

Harvesting progress of waterlogged rice sluggish due to shortage of labor

According to the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Ca Mau Province, there are about 14,000 hectares of summer-autumn rice in the area waiting for the harvest. Of these, the largest areas of summer-autumn rice are in Tran Van Thoi District with 13,260 hectares.
Farmers in the Mekong Delta enjoy a bumper rice crop. (Photo: SGGP)

Rice production in 2020: farmers enjoy good harvest, high prices

From the beginning of this year, the developments in the weather were quite complicated, causing disadvantages for agricultural production. Fortunately, thanks to proactive suitable coping measures, farmers in provinces in the Mekong Delta achieved goods results in the winter-spring rice crop and now are harvesting summer-autumn rice crop with the expectation of good harvest and high price.