Mekong Delta loses half of silt to upstream dams: scientists

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Mekong Delta loses half of silt to upstream dams: scientists

Le Van Nam has difficulty sleeping at night thinking of the fall in yields year after year on his rice field allegedly due to less silt being washed down the Mekong River because of upstream dams.

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Delta farmers switch to drought-resistant crops

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Delta farmers switch to drought-resistant crops

Many farmers in the Mekong Delta provinces have switched from growing rice to drought-resistant crops to cope with the region’s worst drought in 100 years.

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Drought killing Vietnam rice crops compounds Mekong water crisis

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Drought killing Vietnam rice crops compounds Mekong water crisis

The nine acres in southern Vietnam that double as rice paddy and shrimp pond for farmer Nguyen Thi Tam have become a wasteland. After the worst drought in 90 years, almost nothing grows.

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Vietnam seeks aid as drought threatens millions

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Vietnam seeks aid as drought threatens millions

Vietnam is in urgent need of international aid worth US$48.5 million as a crippling drought threatens to create a shortage of food and water for two million people.

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Thailand: rice cultivation zones to be narrowed

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Báo Dân Trí English 1 month(s) ago

The Thai government will reduce rice-growing zones throughout the country from 61.74 million rai to 55.8 million rai (8.93 million hectares) to balance supply and demand in the next harvest season.

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Drought in delta poses serious food security threat

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Drought in delta poses serious food security threat

The worst drought ever recorded in Vietnam has prompted the government and the public to brainstorm strategies on using water sources intelligently for food security and poverty reduction.

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Severe drought threatens Vietnam's economy

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago

Farmers in Vietnam's Mekong Delta rice bowl are struggling to survive, as weather patterns and the construction of hydro-electric dams dry up fresh water supplies.

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Vietnam's H1 2016 rice exports may edge up despite output fall

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Vietnam's H1 2016 rice exports may edge up despite output fall

Vietnam could export more than 3 million tonnes of rice in the first half of 2016, up 12 percent from the previous year, on rising demand from China and other Southeast Asian nations, amid supply concerns caused by drought, the government said on Friday.

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Vietnam’s H1 2016 rice exports may rise 12 pct from year ago

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Vietnam’s H1 2016 rice exports may rise 12 pct from year ago

Vietnam could export more than 3 million tons of rice in the first half of 2016, up 12 percent from a year ago, on rising demand from China and other Southeast Asian nations amid supply concerns caused by drought, the government said on Friday.

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Gov’t waives VAT to support rice millers

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VietStock FI English 1 month(s) ago

Agricultural products have been granted an exemption from the value-added tax (VAT) as part of a government effort to support local rice farmers and millers, according to a prakas issued Wednesday by the General Taxation Department.

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Crops threatened as 118 reservoirs dry up in Vietnam’s Central Highlands

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Crops threatened as 118 reservoirs dry up in Vietnam’s Central Highlands

Farmers in Dak Lak province in Vietnam’s Central Highlands are now threatened with losing their entire rice and coffee crops to severe drought.

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Vietnam plans to replace rice with more profitable crops

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Vietnam plans to replace rice with more profitable crops

Vietnam plans to gradually reduce rice production and switch to other more profitable crops, a plan that experts say makes sense since the country grows so much paddy and is a massive exporter of the unprofitable crop.

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Cut to land allocated to rice farming

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Cut to land allocated to rice farming

The government has just suggested cutting more than 52,000 hectares of rice farming area by 2020.

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Taskforce to weigh measures for rice sector’s future

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Taskforce to weigh measures for rice sector’s future

The Commerce Ministry has created a special taskforce to study challenges threatening the sustainability of the nation’s rice industry and will report its findings within two weeks, a ministry official said yesterday.

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Vietnam to cut 270,000ha of rice-growing land by 2020

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Vietnam to cut 270,000ha of rice-growing land by 2020

A recent report by the National Assembly economic committee addressed the government’s aim to reduce land used for growing rice in Vietnam over the next five years.

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