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Australia's rice crisis will run out before Christmas, Prime Minister calls Vietnam to ensure supplies

Source: xkb.com.au
[时政新闻]     14 Sep 2020
Australia is facing a "rice crisis ", the Daily Telegraph revealed that domestic rice reserves are likely to sell out before christmas this year.
Australia's rice crisis will run out before Christmas, Prime Minister calls Vietnam to ensure supplies

Australian-made rice runs out before Christmas

Australia is facing a "rice crisis ", the Daily Telegraph revealed that domestic rice reserves are likely to sell out before christmas this year.

The drought and uneven distribution of water resources have caused rice production to plummet by more than 80%, forcing Australian rice suppliers SunRice cut by one-third of the 600 workers in Riverina new state.

Earlier this year, at the peak of the new crown pneumonia outbreak, prime minister morrison (Scott Morrison) personally called vietnam's national president to ensure that australia's own rice processing plant in vietnam, during the outbreak closed the border, it closure of the border.

"We will consume our Australian rice before Christmas ," said SunRice's president, Rob Gordon. "

"Our supply chain (including Vietnam) is a source of shortage to Australia, so we will still have rice products on the shelves, but not Australian rice. Do people care? I think they should care. "

SunRice exported 500 million yuan of rice in previous years, the export of rice has now dropped to less than 100 million yuan.

Garton said: "The frustrating thing is that we are doing what other Australian companies should do-making rice grown in Australia into branded products and then exporting it to all over the world."

"This is at a time when government say work in the townships will lead COVID19 recovery of the epidemic. "

Rice farmers pointed out that the large reduction of rice production is not only due to drought, but also to water resources distribution and management problems.

"We need state and federal conservation water holders to improve farm management and manage water resources as efficiently as they do on farms ," said Rob Massina. "

"As farmers, we spend millions of dollars on the farm to equip ourselves with the most advanced equipment to ensure that we use as little water as possible. "

Australian farmers already use 50% less water to grow rice than any other country in the world.

"When state and federal water users are not able to work effectively, poor irrigation is the first thing to do, Massina said. "

Australia is now facing a "rice crisis" caused by mismanagement in other states, said Melinda Pavey, head of the new state's water department.

"Our rice industry ,98% of which is in southern New State, is at risk of collapse due to zero water distribution in the last two years ," Pavi said. "

"Although Xinzhou has experienced the worst drought on record and our communities live below zero safety levels, South Australia is operating downstream lakes at lower flood levels and releasing more than 600,000 megabytes of water from the dam into the Southern Ocean.

"The new state does all the heavy work by draining water into the environment. New states have set benchmarks for compliance, and other states need to catch up. "

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