Vietnam to grow 1.26 mln ha of corn

The Plant Protection Department under Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development held yesterday a conference of sustainable development and expanding corn growing in Vietnam

It is aimed to ensure food safety and create fresh material for breeding industry, not depending on import.

The department said in 2016, the total area of corn growing in the country reached over 1.15 million hectares, accounting for 0.65 percent total land area in the world and 1.94 percent in the Asia, 11.6 percent in the Southeast Asia and Vietnam ranked 24 out of 166 countries in the world.

The country targets by 2020, nationwide will plant around 1.16 to 1.26 million ha of all various kinds of corn.

VAN PHUC-Translated by K.Lien

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