More land turned into rice paddies in Akre region

More than 1200 hectare of land is cultivated with rice in Akre. Double the size it was last year.

Farmers say increase in rice production helps them reduce the effect of the financial crisis.
The soil, climate and labor force in Akre are all suitable for rice farming.

Officials in the district predict that more than 5,000 tons of rice will be produced in Akre district.

Last year most of the rice product was sold in advance before the harvest.