The Trà Vinh Province People’s Committee has decided to provide relief worth more than VNĐ40 billion (US$1.7 million) to more than 28,000 farming households to revive agriculture, which was severely affected by drought and saltwater intrusion in the 2019 - 20 dry season.
AYA Cup, an exchange cup system for takeaway, lends reusable cups made from cassava starch with a deposit of VNĐ50,000 (US$2.1) for each cup.
After a year of launching a national campaign on plastic waste prevention, small acts to protect the environment have become more common, contributing to changing habits and raising awareness.
For northerners, fermented pickles are part and parcel of daily meals, but for locals in central provinces, particularly Nghệ An, nhút (pickle made from young jackfruit) is a real specialty.
Authorities in Trà Vinh have encouraged farmers in the province’s Trà Cú District to switch to other crops on low-yield sugarcane fields to ensure more reliable incomes.