Minister urges Mekong Delta to develop agricultural economy mindset

The agriculture sector in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta’s 12 provinces and Cần Thơ City should change its mindset from merely production and instead become an agricultural economy to enable farmers to sell their produce, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Lê Minh Hoan said.

In the delta, most farmers begin the cropping season without even securing outlets for their harvests. But in an agricultural economy, production is based on market demand and other requirements, and farmers have steady deals to sell their produce.

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