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Dong Thap invites PAN Group to produce organic rice

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Dong Thap Province has invited PAN Group to participate in an organic rice production and sale scheme to reduce costs and improve farmers’ incomes.

This scheme is expected to be implemented at the red-headed crane conservation area in Tram Chim National Park, Tam Nong District, Dong Thap Province.

The cooperation between the province and PAN Group, one of the top companies in the field of agriculture and food in Vietnam, falls within the scopes of Resolution No. 13 of the Politburo on socio-economic development, ensuring national security and defense in the Mekong Delta, as well as increasing incomes and reducing production costs for farmers.

To implement this scheme, Tam Nong District expects to guide farmers to produce organic rice by gradually reducing the use of chemical fertilizers over four consecutive crops and calling for businesses to lease land from farmers.

Although in the past years, Dong Thap has made much effort to implement a project to restructure the agricultural sector, input materials, rising costs, market instability, and low selling prices have made farmers’ lives difficult.

However, PAN Group has not yet given an official response.

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