The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Sóc Trăng plans to breed brackish water shrimp species in more than 51,000ha of ponds next year, the same as this year.
The Prime Minister has recognised its districts of Thới Lai and Cờ Đỏ as new-style rural areas, Cần Thơ City announced on September 16.
The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta plans an additional 450,000ha under fruit and seafood production by 2030 as part of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s effort to shift the region’s farming model toward more sustainable agriculture practices.
Tân Phú Đông, an islet district in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Tiền Giang, has developed specialised farming areas to enable local farmers to adapt to climate change.
Authorities in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Trà Vinh have encouraged farmers to restructure their crop cultivation to mitigate the impact of drought and saltwater intrusion.
Hậu Giang Province, the largest sugarcane producer in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta, is growing less and less of the crop as prices fall sharply.
Farmers' incomes in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta have risen as a result of membership in agricultural co-operatives, but the effectiveness of the groups is still limited, experts have said.
The lives of ethnic people in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Kiên Giang have improved in recent years with the province implementing several measures for their socio-economic upliftment.