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Ninh Thuận struggles with farm production

Update: February, 09/2018 - 18:15
Dozens of households in Thuận Nam District are waiting for water while local authorities try to find proper crop varieties to cultivate in area that water is cut off for inspection of land violations. – Photo zing.vn
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NINH THUẬN Residents of Thuận Nam District in the south-central coastal province of Ninh Thuận are forced to abandon hundreds of hectares of cultivated land when local authorities inspect cases of encroachment of cultivation land.

According to a report on e-newspaper zing.vn, farmers suspend agricultural production because local authorities cut off water supply to crops whenever they inspect encroachment on 610ha of cultivated land in the region.

Lê Huyền, chairman of Thuận Nam District, said they were discussing proper crop varieties that can be used when the water supply is cut off to recover land in Nhị Hà Commune.

“We have instructed the local government to quickly find suitable crop varieties for conversion”, Huyền said.

However, while the local government has not identified the proper crops, dozens of households are still waiting for water for production.

Based on their experience, residents consider the two months prior to Tết (Lunar New Year) the best time to sow winter-spring crops. Cultivation later than that can be harmed by strong sunshine. VNS