Monday, February 15, 2016
Vietnamese agricultural modernisation.
Authorities on February 2 urged financial support for farmers hit by unseasonably chilly weather that has killed tens of thousands of poultry and fish. While no longer the dominant sector of an increasingly industrialised economy, agriculture remains Vietnam's backbone with most of the country's poor and near-poor living in the countryside. The government's bid to eradicate poverty and ensure that income disparities do not widen will depend in large part on developing the sector.