Floods following downpours, along with gale and lightning, killed four and caused heavy losses in many central localities from October 14 to 16, according to the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.
To date, Vietnam has nearly 1,900 establishments getting Vietnamese Good Agricultural Practices (VietGAP) certificates with a total area of 81,500 hectares.
The annual flooding in the Mekong Delta has damaged more than 2,000ha of rice this year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Directorate of Water Resources.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has asked South Central and Central Highlands provinces to strive to produce at least 2.5 million tonnes of rice in this year’s upcoming crops.
Some 120,138 ha of rice fields affected by a lack of water and saltwater intrusion in the southern region will be used to grow other crops in 2018, according to the Department of Crop Production under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
People in the northern mountains shivered on January 9 as temperature dropped to freezing point - and snow is likely to blanket Sa Pa Township this morning (January 10).
VOV.VN - Heavy downpour over the last three days has made the water level on Nam La stream in Son La City rise dangerously high, submerging many locals’ houses and large areas of crops.
VOV.VN - Residents of the province of Dien Bien were awaken on March 17 by a terrifying storm with high wind gusts, rain and hail leaving many homes without roofs and tree limbs protruding through others.
The northern mountainous province of Yen Bai is taking steps to diversify crops under its plan on agricultural restructuring, encouraging local farmers to adopt high-yield food crop varieties and high-value industrial plants new to the locality.
VOV.VN - Torrential rains and heavy floods in the central and central highland regions over recent days have left 15 dead, 6 missing and 20 injured, according to the Regional Committee for Natural Disasters Prevention and Control.
Fewer rice fields will be converted to cash crops in the ongoing summer-autumn crop in the Mekong Delta this year as farmers lack stable outlets, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD)’s Plant Cultivation Department.
About 9,000 hectares of rice and maize crops, fruit trees and forest in the border commune of Muong Lan, Sop Cop district, the northwestern province of Son La have been attacked by a plague of locusts since the middle of May.
The office of the Steering Committee for Natural Disasters Prevention and Control said torrential rain raged through many northern provinces on May 24 and caused remarkable human and material losses in some localities.
VOV.VN - Rice exports made a breakthrough in January with an estimated volume of 495,000 tons worth US$218 million, up 56.7% in volume and 46% in value against last year’s same period.
Water shortages are affecting more than 57,000ha of rice farmland in the Mekong delta province of Kien Giang, with entire crops at risk of being wiped out completely due to the prolonged drought.
The government has approved a plan to use nearly US$12.74 million from the state budget to support provinces whose crops have been hit by severe drought this year.
(VOV) - Vietnam’s rice exports have struggled to compete with cheaper shipments from Thailand in the first four months of 2015 as the Thai government has sought to offload inventories at highly discounted prices.
(VOV) -In the southern province of Đồng Tháp, many farmers regard the rats in their fields as a valuable source of protein and additional income during the time between crops.
An incense offering ceremony was held in the central province of Quang Ngai on March 16 to commemorate victims of the Son My (My Lai) massacre conducted by US troops during the war.
The US government is sponsoring a cooperative programme on growing subsidiary crops in Vietnam and Cambodia, said the US embassy.