Vietnam Rice Farmers Urged to Build Storage Facilities

In Vietnam, rice farmers continue to face issues with storage, stable prices, and processing, making for an inefficient production chain responsible for 13% of rice postharvest losses. The government has admitted that its policy of buying up surplus rice to avoid price instability is not benefitting smallholder farmers but rather the trading middle man. Officials are suggesting farmers build co-operatives to collectively store at least 10 tonnes of rice paddy.

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