Salinisation, Drought Bring Worries to Mekong Delta

Inter Press Service: He has worked this land for half of 64 years and is known among his fellow farmers in Kien Giang province here in the Mekong Delta as 'lao nong', or the old master of rice. But even a highly experienced and hardworking rice farmer like Nguyen Tu is finding it a great challenge to grow crops in the Mekong Delta these days. "I spent a whole day and whole night pumping water into the rice field, but the little amount of freshwater I got could hardly wash the five hectares of rice ......

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