Expanding planting area of “world’s best rice”

Following many years of research, Vietnam’s ST 25 rice has been honoured for the first time as the world’s best. Many areas in Vietnam, including the Mekong Delta’s Bac Lieu province, have been actively promoting the production of this particular rice variety.


The ST 24 and ST 25 rice varieties are grown by many farmers around the country, not only in the Mekong Delta but also in central and northern provinces. The varieties have been adapted for the local climate and soil conditions and have found favour with their good quality.

The two varieties are now being grown on nearly 60,000 hectares in the province.

Bac Lieu’s location, closer to the Hau River than many other localities on the Ca Mau peninsula, is also an advantage in it growing the ST rice varieties./.