Việt Nam’s organic rice from Sóc Trăng ST24 was crowned the best in the world at the 2019 The Rice Trader (TRT) World Rice Conference in Manila, the Philippines, on Tuesday.
Rice production and exports has shifted towards quality and added value, promoting safe production and applying high technology while organic agriculture has been given special attention for development.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade will host an international conference on Vietnamese rice in Hà Nội on October 10.
The price of Vietnamese export rice has hit a three-year high thanks to the rising import demands and the restricted supply source.
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.