NINH THUAN (VNS) — Authorities in central Ninh Thuan province are distributing 210 tonnes of rice and maize seeds to local farmers who were affected by severe drought this year.
The seeds come from national reserves, and are expected to help farmers recover their 2015-16 winter-spring crops.
Mountainous Bac Ai District received the largest amount with 115.4 tonnes of rice seed and 2 tonnes of maize seed, followed by Thuan Nam, Ninh Phuoc and Ninh Son districts.
In 2014, the Government provided local farmers in Ninh Thuan with 200 tonnes of rice seed and 30 tonnes of maize seed. — VNS