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Trends in Rice-Based Farming Systems in the Mekong Delta

Nguyen, Van; Han, Nguyen Hoang; Cramb, Robert


Rice-based farming systems in the Mekong Delta have been transformed over the last four decades. Needing to boost rice production after 1975, the government increased investment in water control and irrigation and promoted intensification of rice farming through green revolution technology, leading to widespread adoption of double- and triple-cropping systems. As a result, the area of rice increased from 2.0 million ha in the late 1970s to 4.3 million ha in 2016. The yield of the wet-season...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: White Gold: The Commercialisation of Rice Farming in the Lower Mekong Basin
Access Rights: Open Access


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