Mekong Delta to develop high quality rice

22 September 2023
2023-09-22 10:08

The Mekong Delta is Viet Nam's main rice production region, with rice output remaining stable at 24-25 million tons/year, accounting for 90% of the country's rice exports.

However, the value of rice is still not as high as it could be due to traditional cultivation methods. Therefore, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has proposed a project to develop a million hectares of high-quality rice in the Mekong Delta with the achievable goal of 500,000 hectares of high-quality rice in 2025. To achieve this, many support plans have been proposed. Specifically, farmers will receive 30% of the cost of purchasing rice seeds for the first four consecutive crops.

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