Farmers in Vietnam’s southern province of Long An will grow an additional 1500 hectares of maize in fields which are proven to be ineffective for rice cultivation. This will raise the total maize area in the province to 5,000 ha. Vietnam has encouraged provinces to grow corn in rice land after the country faced difficulty in exporting rice while it has to import large volumes of corn for animal feed production. Up to the middle of November this year, the country imported over 1.57 million tonnes of corn worth USD 504.47 million, up 4.9% in volume and 10% in value year-on-year.
(Source – http://www.blackseagrain.net/novosti/vietnam-farmers-to-plant-more-corn)