Agriculture

Agricultural management systems and technologies

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 ...

MARD boosts science and technology in agriculture

Science and technology is one of the key solutions in implementing agriculture restructuring. In the new context, science and technology research units need to innovate, because the changing mechanisms and policies are associated with the application of science and technology.Regarding the application of science and ...

Mekong Delta attempts to combat saltwater intrusion

Saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta is expected to increase between April 28 and May 6 as the volume of water flowing southward from the Mekong River will decline, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Irrigation Department.During the dry season this year, ...

Wet rice farming increases greenhouse emissions: expert

Methods of farming wet rice in Southeast Asia have resulted in a vast increase in greenhouse gas emissions, posting a major climate change challenge for the agricultural sector in the region. Of all 10 countries in Southeast Asia, Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia take the top spots, ...

Nhan Tam

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