Drones are being used on a trial basis to spray crop protection chemicals in the Mekong Delta provinces of Đồng Tháp and Long An under the region’s high-tech agricultural programmes.
In spite of being implemented in 2011, the Government-supported agriculture insurance programme which aims to protect farmers against losses of crops and livestock has so far failed to attract farmers due to high fees and complicated procedures.
There is no other way to improve the quality of university education in Việt Nam than equipping students with practical experiences through collaboration with employers, experts have said.
The European Union (EU) will offer Vietnamese rice exports duty-free tariff rate quotas when the EU-Việt Nam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) comes into effect.
Building a national brand name for Vietnamese rice would help increase rice export value and prestige in the world market, the rector of Cần Thơ University said yesterday at a seminar held in HCM City.
The worst drought ever recorded in Việt Nam has prompted the government and the public to brainstorm strategies on using water sources intelligently for food security and poverty reduction.
The rice output of the winter-spring rice crop fell significantly because of drought and salination, but with an additional 200,000ha to be planted in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta region.
Farmers in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta’s areas affected by saline intrusion have been urged to switch to other crops or breed shrimp or fish. Experts have said that farmers in these areas should gradually adapt to saline-water cultivation models.