Drought killing Vietnam rice crops compounds Mekong water crisis

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 week(s) ago

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 6 day(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 2 week(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 3 week(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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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago

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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VietStock FI English 1 month(s) ago

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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Vietnam’s Mekong Delta Study misses key impacts from upstream dams

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Vietnam’s Mekong Delta Study misses key impacts from upstream dams

The Mekong Delta Study (MDS) initiated by the Government of Vietnam looked at the consequences of Mekong mainstream hydropower with the goal to protect Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, home to 20 million people and producing more than 50% of the country’s rice, vegetables and fruits.

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Vietnam welcomes China’s increased outflow to Mekong River

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Vietnam welcomes China’s increased outflow to Mekong River

Vietnam welcomes China’s plan to release water from its Jinghong Hydropower Station reservoir into the lower Mekong River in order to deal with drought in Vietnam from March 15-April 4.

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