ekong Delta to grow less sugarcane
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, Peoples 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.