Born and raised in Hòn Đất District – one of the Delta’s oldest rice-cropping localities, Vũ was eager to experiment on innovative and organic farming methods to help local farmers better manage their crops, save expenses and mitigate climate change impacts. … [Read more...] about Mekong Delta’s “start-up farmer” in search of organic rice
In order to facilitate freshwater storage for daily use of people in coastal areas, Trong has proposed that the government build a 1.5 million cubic meter reservoir to contain freshwater. In order to facilitate freshwater storage for daily use of people in coastal areas, Trong has proposed that the government build a 1.5 million cubic meter reservoir to contain freshwater. … [Read more...] about Mekong Delta provinces want to build reservoirs to store freshwater
Experts believe that it is necessary to think of measures to lead water to the Mekong Delta through a transmission network to save the area from severe drought and saline intrusion. According to Vu Trong Hong, former Deputy Minister of Irrigation, now MARD, this year’s drought season has not reached its peak, and building more seawater prevention sluices is an expensive but ineffective measure. … [Read more...] about Should water be transferred from east to west to save the Mekong Delta?
According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, in the first two months of the year, vegetables exportation just reached around US$ 513 million, down 11.9 percent compared with the same period last year as Covid-19 pandemic has out-broken globally triggering the impact of goods delivery and consumption. Particularly, the price of citrus maxima in Ben Tre Province was around VND 40,000 (US$ 1.7) per kilogram in the beginning of the year, but the price is now downward to VND 25,000 (US$ 1.06) to VND 30,000 (US$ 1.3) a kilogram which is still difficult to sell. According to many experts, China maintains the largest importer of Vietnamese fruits and vegetable. Recently, the epidemical situation in China has been well controlled and if the situation is going to be better, the fruits and vegetable import demand will be overcome along with many policies of encouraging the recovery of consumption of goods, especially fruits. Following China, Japan and the … [Read more...] about Mekong Delta faces difficulties due to drought, saline intrusion, Covid-19
Long An, Tien Giang, Ben Tre, Kien Giang and Ca Mau provinces will be given VND800m (USD33,800) each via the Vietnam Environment Protection Fund. The ministry reported to the prime minister about the drought and saline intrusion situation and solutions on April 1. Drought has ravaged many provinces in Vietnam from north to south but the Mekong Delta has been the hardest-hit. The rainfall and volume of water from upstream dropped sharply last December, much earlier and more severely than previous years. Drought and saline intrusion problem will continue to develop persistently in the Mekong Delta. It is also forecasted that water shortages will occur more frequently due to rising demand and the impact of climate change. In order to ensure that there will be enough water for the residents, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has asked local authorities to search for underground water sources and use the given data to make plans for the most vulnerable places. The … [Read more...] about Ministry to allocate VND4bn to fight drought in the Mekong Delta