The General Context of a dynamic agricultural sector in the Red River Delta

Abstract : This chapter presents the status of the agricultural sector in the Red River Delta in Vietnam. The sociopolitical environment and development policies are outlined. Thai Binh's development priorities are discussed. The contrasts in the natural environment of the Red River Delta are presented (climate, soil types and agroecological units). The importance of the hydraulic system in the Delta's agriculture is discussed. The intensive vegetable production, dominated by rice cultivation is described. The livestock production, with emphasis on the booming pork commodity chain, is dealt with. An overview of the pig production subsector is given. The pig producers and their various breeding systems are outlined. The husbandry of other animals are discussed (poultry, ruminants and fish). Changes in the integrated production systems are discussed.
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Vincent Porphyre, Nguyen Que Coi. The General Context of a dynamic agricultural sector in the Red River Delta. V.Porphyre Nguyen Que Coi. Pig Production Development, Animal-Waste Management and Environment Protection: a Case Study in Thai Binh Province, Northern Vietnam, CIRAD-PRISE publications, pp.15-36, 2006. ⟨cirad-00168355⟩

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