Hau Giang sugarcane farmers struggling with difficulties
  • |, TP | August 13, 2019 03:10 PM
Two sugarcane plants in the southern province of Hau Giang have halted their operation, worrying local farmers.

Cao Trung Viet in Long Truong 2 Village, Long Thanh Commune, has 0.4 hectares of sugarcane which need to be harvested, but no traders want to buy them. Meanwhile, a lot of sugarcane has been damaged due to strong winds over recent days.


Hau Giang sugarcane farmers struggling with difficulties

Viet has invested nearly VND40 million for the sugarcane farm over the past months.

Bui Thi Cuong, another local resident, said that her family’s 0.3 hectares of sugarcane have been harmed by strong winds, causing more difficulties for the sale. 

According to Nguyen Long Thanh who has grown sugarcane for many years, sugarcane growers have faced with losses in recent years.

Phan Thanh Lam, deputy head of Phung Hiep District’s Board of Agriculture and Rural Development, the locality has 6,531 hectares of sugarcane. Of this, 574 hectares have been harvested, mostly being sold for making juice.

The province is home to three sugarcane plants. One of them has been closed due to environmental pollution, meanwhile, the other has also halted production.

Around 5,00 hectares of sugarcane has been turned to other kinds of crops. The locality has continued encouraging the locals to grow other crops to reduce losses.

Earlier, the Vietnam Sugar and Sugarcane Association called for help from the government as many of its members are facing bankruptcy. In a document to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the association proposed the prime minister to postpone the implementation of the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement on Vietnamese sugar products scheduled to take effect from January 1, 2020.

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