VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam, the second largest rice exporter in the world, is facing big challenges. The income of farmers has dropped by seven times in the last 10 years, while exports face barriers set by import countries.
With the output of 4 million tons, An Giang is the biggest rice producer among 13 provinces in Mekong Delta. Despite great efforts made by the provincial authorities and farmers and new production models, rice production there is still in fragmented. And while the output is high, the quality is low.
This is the common situation of rice production in the Mekong Delta which now produces 90 percent of total rice exports of Vietnam. The problems faced by the delta could get worse with protectionism and technical barriers set by many import markets. Tiếp tục đọc “Rice farmers’ income drops by seven times in last 10 years”