31/10/2017 09:53 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Summer-autumn crop yields 11.5 million tonnes of rice

Hanoi, October 31 (VNA) - Vietnam’s rice output during the summer-autumn crop was estimated at 11.5 million tonnes, an increase of 127,500 tonnes, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. 

The total rice farming land for this crop was 2.1 million hectares, with 1.93 million hectares in the southern region. The Mekong Delta region, the country’s granary, alone had 1.65 million hectares, representing 98.6 percent of the same period last year. 

By mid-October, 661,500 hectares in the Mekong Delta had been sowed for the autumn-winter crop. Numerous localities pumped water into fields to enrich farming land and reduce diseases for the next crop. 

The northern region had by mid-October harvested the winter rice crop on 870,800 hectares, accounting for 76.7 percent of the total farming land, including the Red Delta harvesting on 418,400 hectares, or 77.1 percent of its cultivation land.