PM orders ‘climate change-ready’ rice varieties

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PM orders ‘climate change-ready’ rice varieties

VGP – PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc called on scientists at the Cuu Long Delta Rice Research Institute to develop rice varieties that can withstand climate change conditions.

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PM orders ‘climate change-ready’ rice varieties

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PM orders ‘climate change-ready’ rice varieties

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc called on scientists at the Cuu Long Delta Rice Research Institute to develop rice varieties that can withstand climate change conditions.

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55 cluster bombs removed from rice field in central Vietnam

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55 cluster bombs removed from rice field in central Vietnam

Members of the Norwegian-funded ordnance clearance project RENEW in Quang Tri Province on Tuesday safely removed 55 cluster bombs from a paddy field that could have caused huge devastation.

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Vietnam's 2016 drought-hit rice output to fall 1.5 percent: government official

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Vietnam's 2016 drought-hit rice output to fall 1.5 percent: government official

Vietnam's rice paddy output will likely fall this year for the first time since 2005 following the worst drought in 90 years, but the decline will be limited as farmers expand planting in the current and final crops, a government official said.

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Vietnamese ethnic girls take up professional soccer

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Vietnamese ethnic girls take up professional soccer

Girls in the ethnic minorities of Son La Province in northwestern Vietnam are challenging gender stereotypes by trading paddy fields for soccer fields.

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Drought causes 400 mln USD losses

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Drought causes 400 mln USD losses

Drought and saline intrusion in south central coast, central highlands and southern provinces have caused damage worth nearly 8.9 trillion VND (400 million USD) as of May 6, according to the Department of Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.

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Droughts cause nearly US$400 million in damage

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VGP – As of May 6, severe droughts and saltwater intrusion cost the South Central Coast, the Central Highlands Region, and the South over VND 8.9 trillion (nearly US$400 million), according to the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.

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As Asia's rice crop shrivels, food security fears resurface

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As Asia's rice crop shrivels, food security fears resurface

Nearly a decade after a spike in global food prices sent shockwaves around the world, Asia's top rice producers are suffering from a blistering drought that threatens to cut output and boost prices of a staple for half the world's population.World rice production is expected to decline for the first time this year since 2010, as failing rains linked to an El Nino weather pattern cut crop yields in Asia's rice bowl.

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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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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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Touring Ba Den Mountain foot

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Touring Ba Den Mountain foot

For years, Ba Den Mountain in Tay Ninh Province has been frequented by tourists, most of them visiting the pagoda and temple complex on the mountain.

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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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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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