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Drought kills Vietnam rice crops; worsens water crisis in Mekong Delta

Dry spell in once fertile region threatens to reduce global exports of rice, seafood and coffee

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The nine acres in southern Vietnam that double as rice paddy and shrimp pond for farmer Nguyen Thi Tam have become a wasteland. After the worst drought in 90 years, almost nothing grows.

Hanoi

THE nine acres in southern Vietnam that double as rice paddy and shrimp pond for farmer Nguyen Thi Tam have become a wasteland. After the worst drought in 90 years, almost nothing grows.

Ms Tam's family had no income for two harvests because the rice crop failed and the...

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