Cashew farmers in the country are facing a poor harvest due to bad weather and low prices because of low international demand.
All of the delta’s 12 provinces and its major city, Cần Thơ, have been able to turn more unproductive rice fields into fruit tree and other crop growing areas, or for aquaculture.
The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Tiền Giang will grow only two rice crops a year in coastal districts and Gò Công Town to mitigate the impact of saltwater intrusion and drought.
Flower and ornamental plant production has dramatically developed in recent years, bringing high economic value.
Farmers in the south – central and Tây Nguyên (Central Highlands) regions are getting high prices from a bumper harvest of the winter – spring rice crop, partly due to use of certified seeds and preventive measures against disease.
Bùi Minh Tuân, lecturer at the Meteorology and Oceanography Faculty under the Hà Nội University of Natural Sciences, has been nominated for the Tạ Quang Bửu Award this year for his research on weather forecasting.
The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Bạc Liêu plans to expand super - intensive shrimp farming as it is sustainable and offers high production value.