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A $2 billion 'white gold' industry at risk

ACIAR experimental rice plot in the Mekong Delta

The Mekong Delta in southwestern Vietnam is the country’s main rice growing region, comprising over four million hectares of flood plains and hills, two-thirds of which are used for agriculture. The region produces over 23 million tonnes, or more than 50%, of Vietnam’s rice. Over 6 million tonnes of rice are exported annually, bringing more than US$2 billion to Vietnam’s economy.

With over 25 years in Vietnam and recently signing up for another 10 years, ACIAR’s commitment to agricultural research in the Mekong Delta is deep and welcomed in this globally important region.

Read the full story about ACIAR's work helping rice farmers in Vietnam adapt to climate change.