Agriculture

Agricultural management systems and technologies

Slow adaptation to climate change results in serious consequences

Slow adaptation to climate change in the Mekong Delta results in serious consequences as the meteorological agency forecast that the 2024 dry season will last until the end of May, and people in the region will suffer more losses. As of mid-March 2024, more than ...

Vietnamese farmers use smartphones to monitor water levels in rice fields

The Mekong Delta is a major rice-growing region in Vietnam, but it is facing increasing water scarcity due to climate change, seawater intrusion and upstream dams.The Vietnamese government is calling on farmers to use more sustainable irrigation methods, and by 2030 it plans to limit ...

Vietnam stresses importance of ethical standards in handling water resources

Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha has highlighted the need to establish a social ethical standard in relations and behaviours regarding water resources, especially transboundary water, in accordance with the principles of fairness, equality, rationality, and respect for the rights and interests of other ...

Mekong Delta's biggest irrigation system near completion

A mega irrigation system to save southern Vietnam’s Mekong Delta from drought and salinity will be fully completed in two weeks.The system worth VND3.3 trillion ($142.17 million) comprises two parts on the Cai Lon and Cai Be rivers, both originating in Hau Giang Province and ...

Cuu Long

Has Vietnam’s sustainable agriculture developed well?

Consuming green organic farm produce is a growing tendency in Vietnam. Meanwhile, the scale of the sustainable agriculture remains modest.Many problems have been cited. The legal framework related to green agricultural production still has problems. There are uncertainties in planning and the policies to attract ...

Mai Lan

Saltwater intrusion in Mekong Delta to ease by April

Saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta might reduce between late March and June this year, according to Phùng Tiến Dũng, head of the Hydrological Forecasting Department for the Central, Central Highlands and Southern region.Dũng recently said the flow of the Mekong River to the Mekong ...

Half of Mekong Delta to be lost under sea level: research

More than half of the Mekong Delta will disappear under sea level in the next two generations if no action is taken now, research has found.The results of the five-year-long ‘Rise and Fall’ research project funded by the Netherlands government announced recently shed light on ...

Mekong countries share experience in agricultural extension

The 5th meeting of the Mekong Extension Learning Alliance (MELA) opened on September 11 in the central city of Da Nang with the participation of 60 delegates from five member countries Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.At the meeting, representatives from MELA member countries presented ...

Young people not interested in agricultural studies

The agriculture, forestry and fishery sector lacks high-qualified human resources but few young people want to work in the sector despite the abundant job opportunities.In recent months, colleges and universities have run job consultancy campaigns, but few young people have been swayed to study in ...

Vietnamese agriculture strengthened by M&A

With the country’s agricultural sector pursuing greater sustainable development, mergers and acquisitions are helping the sector create positive changes thanks in part to the support of high technology. Although agriculture is not among the leading sectors for M&A in the country as yet, it has nonetheless ...

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