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Vietnam's rice policy taking a toll on farmers

A farmer fertilising his family's rice field in the Mekong delta. Vietnam is the world's second-largest exporter of rice.

Can Tho, Vietnam

VIETNAM'S drive to become one of the world's leading rice exporters is pushing farmers in the fertile delta region to the brink, with mounting costs to the environment, say some scientists.

The communist country is already the world's second- largest exporter of