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Linking Farmers and Businesses in Integrated Organic Rice and Shrimp Farming – The Best Way for Enhancing Farmer’s Income and Sustainable Agriculture Development

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Abstract: Introduction: The model of shrimp-rice rotation in coastal provinces in Mekong Delta (MD), Vietnam, is a special farming system and has become the cultivation practices for decades. Material and Method: This paper taking integrated organic rice and shrimp farming and value change linkage between farmers and companies into consideration for research and development and suggesting suitable solutions in organic agriculture (OA) development. Result: Organic rice production increased profit from 6 to 10 million VND per ha compared to conventional inorganic rice production. Organic products will maintain stable market credibility in the country as well as export, creating mutual benefit for both farmers and business in the value chain linkage. Conclusion: OA is also contributed to protecting the public health and preserving the environment in a clean and sustainable way.

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