Many industries in the Mekong Delta are growing quickly, but agriculture remains the region’s economic backbone. With highly fertile land and an abundance of fresh water, it is ideal for growing crops of many types. And with improving infrastructure, government incentives and a large labor pool, it offers great conditions for agro-processing operations as well. Rice is still a key export, but the relevance of other crops is growing as the region’s agricultural sector matures. Larger farms are producing increasingly higher-value products, including fruits and horticulture. These changes are bringing higher demand for input materials, equipment and services, and present opportunities for many types of investment.