ekong Delta to grow less sug­ar­cane

Viet Nam News - - Opinion -

The area un­der sug­ar­cane in the C u Long (Mekong) Delta is ex­pected to fall sig­nif­i­cantly this year due to farm­ers shift­ing to other crops.

Pham Hoàng Van, Peo­ple’s Com­mit­tee deputy chair­man of Cu Lao Dung Dis­trict in Soc Trang Prov­ince, said since sug­ar­cane fetched very low prices last crop, many farm­ers have stopped plant­ing it.

The area un­der sug­ar­cane in the 2013-14 crop in the dis­trict is around 7,500ha, 500ha less than last year.

The sit­u­a­tion is sim­i­lar in Haäu Giang, Tra Vinh, Kien Giang, and Ca Mau Prov­inces.

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