Vietnam rice boom heaping pressure on farmers, environment

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Vietnam rice boom heaping pressure on farmers, environment

Rice farmer Nguyen Hien Thien is so busy growing his crops that he has never even visited Can Tho, a town only a few miles from his farm in the southern Mekong Delta.

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Sea water intrudes into coastal rice fields in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 day(s) ago

Hundreds of thousands of hectares of rice fields in coastal areas in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam have been badly affected by the deep intrusion of sea water into rivers and canals due to the current drought.

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Farmers losing crops to severe drought in Vietnam’s Central Highlands

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Farmers losing crops to severe drought in Vietnam’s Central Highlands

Many farmers in three Central Highlands provinces have been on edge in the past few weeks over losing their entire rice and coffee crops to relentless droughts.

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Ministry seeks to remove anonymity of Vietnamese rice

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VietnamNet English 6 day(s) ago 2 related news

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has submitted a plan to the Government that seeks to develop a Vietnamese rice brand name by 2020.

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Ninh Thuan’s people struggle to survive drought

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Ninh Thuan’s people struggle to survive drought

Land in Ninh Thuan Province is drying up because of heat and a lack of rainfall for the last 300 days.

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Ministry seeks to remove anonymity of Vietnamese rice

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VOV News English 6 day(s) ago 2 related news

Ministry seeks to remove anonymity of Vietnamese rice

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has submitted a plan to the Government that seeks to develop a Vietnamese rice brand name by 2020.

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Ministry seeks to remove anonymity of VN rice

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Ministry seeks to remove anonymity of VN rice

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has submitted a plan to the Government that seeks to develop a Vietnamese rice brand name by 2020.

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Cheaper biofertilisers reduce chemical use

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago 1 duplicate news

The practical application of "green" knowledge has slashed the use of chemical fertilisers by half by farmers in central Thua Thien-Hue Province.

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Drought disrupts lives, kills crops in Dak Lak

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago

The Central Highlands province of Dak Lak has lost more than 3000ha of coffee plants and 1000ha of rice in this year's dry season thus far.

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The Vietnamese rice cake that rules all rice cakes

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 week(s) ago

In Vietnam, there is an endless variety of cakes made from rice or rice flour. But only one can ultimately take "rice cake" as its name.

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Ben Tre residents fear overloaded landfill

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Báo Dân Trí English 1 week(s) ago

Ben Tre residents fear overloaded landfill

Hundreds of households in a village in southern Ben Tre Province are suffering from serious pollution caused by a nearby landfill.

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Quang Binh gets more rice aid

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago

The central Quang Binh province is working hard to distribute 1,200 tonnes of emergency rice, provided by the government, to help stave off hunger in the fallow season.

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Saline intrusion could damage rice fields in Quang Nam

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VietnamNet English 2 week(s) ago

Saline intrusion could damage rice fields in Quang Nam

VietNamNet Bridge – Farmers in the central province of Quang Nam are concerned about the salinity intrusion which could destroy hundreds of hectares of rice fields.

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VN plans greener rice cultivation

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VietNam News English 2 week(s) ago 2 duplicate news

Viet Nam plans to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from rice cultivation alone by 14 per cent by 2030. This was announced in Ha Noi on Tuesday by an official from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment at a conference.

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Mekong Delta faces crippling drought, more saline intrusion

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VietNam News English 2 week(s) ago

Mekong Delta faces crippling drought, more saline intrusion

A shortage of fresh water and severe saline intrusion has seriously affected agricultural cultivation in the Mekong Delta since mid-February.

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