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(From Vietnam News Briefs)
The Mekong Delta region in southern Vietnam will pay greater attention to rice cultivation and aquaculture from now to 2010, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) announced at a recent conference to review the implementation of the restructure of local agriculture over the last two years.
The Delta, which has 2.79 million hectares of arable land, representing 32% of the country's total of 9.3 million hectares, is the largest region growing rice for export in Vietnam. It targets to maintain its rice area at around 1.8 million hectares by the end of this decade. It will concentrate on improving rice productivity and …