FAO helps Vietnam develop rice seed production

Hoa Tien commune in Hoa Vang district, in the central coastal city of Da Nang will be turned into a sustainable rice seed production area under a 498,894 USD project funded by the India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) Trust Fund.

Havest in Hoa Tien commune, Hoa Vang district, Da Nang city. (Photo: VNA)

The two-year project, starting from November, 2011, was signed by the Da Nang People’s Committee and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), in Da Nang city on Nov. 2.

Under the project, Hoa Tien commune will become a trustworthy nationwide supplier of rice varieties and a reserve source of rice seed to cope with natural disasters in Da Nang city and neighbouring provinces in the central coastal region and the Red River Delta.

Source: Vietnamplus

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