The southern region is entering the peak harvest season for many fruits like durian, mango, rambutan, avocado, mangosteen, and jackfruit, but farmers are suffering from poor harvests.
Many crop growing areas in Cà Mau Province’s freshwater zones are facing a severe shortage of water because of a prolonged dry spell.
Farmers growing flowers and ornamental trees for Tết holidays in many provinces are waiting for a bumper crop this year.
Farmers in Bình Phước Province, the country’s largest cashew producer, are facing unfavourable weather and the possibility of a poor harvest during the current blooming season.
Farmers in the Mekong Delta are sowing various vegetables and fruits for harvest ahead of Tết (Lunar New Year) next February.
Bình Phước Province’s agricultural officials are helping cashew farmers learn new cultivation techniques because of losses incurred in recent years due to pests and inclement weather.
Most Robusta coffee areas replaced in recent years in the Tây Nguyên (Central Highlands) provinces have yielded more than 4 tonnes per ha, up 1.65 times compared to other coffee areas, according to the Western Highlands Agro-Forestry Scientific and Technical Institute.
More rice farmers in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Bến Tre have growing other crops on low-yield rice fields and are breeding aquatic species and animals that offer higher profit.
The Bình Phước Province Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has warned local farmers not to grow new cashew varieties that have not been certified by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to ensure cashew quality is not affected.