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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Concerns grow over rice exports

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Concerns grow over rice exports

After two promising months, Cambodia’s rice exports fell by 14 per cent year-on-year in March, according to new data by Ministry of Agriculture, sparking fears amongst rice millers that export shipments would further decline without adequate financial backing.

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Vietnam hosts 3rd International Fashion Week

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Vietnam hosts 3rd International Fashion Week

Vietnam’s best fashion designers and their international counterparts will show their collections in the third Vietnam International Fashion Week.

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Rice price strongly hikes due to speculation

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Rice price strongly hikes due to speculation

Prolonged drought and salt water intrusion have prompted speculation on rice, causing rice price to escalate dramatically in provinces in the Mekong Delta.

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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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Vietnam pushes for regional center to share Mekong River resources

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Vietnam pushes for regional center to share Mekong River resources

Vietnam is willing to cooperate with China and other riparian countries to establish a cooperation center for sustainable use of the Mekong River's water resources, Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh said.

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China to release water from dam, following request from drought-hit Vietnam

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China to release water from dam, following request from drought-hit Vietnam

China said on Tuesday it will discharge water from a dam on the upper Mekong River, which will help ease drought conditions in several Vietnamese locations, one day after Vietnam requested the move to be made by the Chinese.

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China to release water from dam, following request from drought-hit Vietnam

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China to release water from dam, following request from drought-hit Vietnam

China said on Tuesday it will discharge water from a dam on the upper Mekong River, which will help ease drought conditions in several Vietnamese locations, one day after Vietnam requested the move to be made by the Chinese.

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