The central province of Quảng Trị is experiencing one of harshest summers in history. With a persistent dry wind and barely any rain, cracks have started appearing on local paddy fields.
The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Long An hopes to ensure 20,000ha of paddies are farmed using advanced techniques by the end of this year.
The south-central province of Ninh Thuận is using laser-operated land levellers on large rice fields to increase yield and efficient use of irrigation water.
Extreme and prolonged hot weather and drought in Quảng Trị, Quảng Bình, Nghệ An and some central provinces have seriously affected the daily lives and production of local people.
The Southern Institute of Water Resources Research has asked farmers and irrigation management units in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta region to store water in ponds and canals for the dry season this year.