Tra fish exporters should remain calm amid China’s control of imported frozen food Ca Mau expands cultivation of giant river prawns, rice in same rice fields A shrimp – rice farming field in Ca Mau province. The Mekong Delta province of Ca Mau has expanded the area for cultivating both giant river prawns and rice in the same rice fields, according to its Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. Last year, the province, which is the country’s largest shrimp producer, had about 18,000ha devoted to breeding giant river prawns and growing rice, up 2.7 percent against 2018. The farming model produces an output of 250 kilogrammes of giant river prawns per hectare a crop and more than 4.3 tonnes of rice per hectare a crop. Farmers can earn a profit of 15 – 20 million VND (650 – 870 USD) per hectare a crop under the model. The model produces clean rice and giant river prawns with few chemicals. However, the breeding of giant river prawns in rice fields is on small scale and scattered. The investment in infrastructure for giant river prawn – rice farming is also not sufficient, according to the department. In the province, giant river prawns… Read full this story
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