Rising seas threaten Vietnam’s top rice producer

Because of climate change, Kien Giang Province is struggling to maintain its place as Vietnam’s biggest rice producer – a distinction it has held for nearly two decades. The province is well positioned to produce rice. Located on the coast, in an area in Cuu Long (Mekong Delta) with some of the country’s richest soil, Kien Giang is home to more than 357,000 ha of rice paddies. It produces an average of over four million tonnes of rice each year.

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