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The Socialist Republic of Vietnam and IRRI have been partners since 1963, in a wide range of collaboration in the fields of rice breeding material exchange, rice varietal improvement, resource management, and capacity building. Since then, a total of 89 IRRI breeding lines have been released as varieties in Vietnam. IRRI varieties now cover 70% of the rice-growing areas in Vietnam.




Breeding rice for short- and long-term floods in Vietnam

posted Aug 22, 2016, 7:46 PM by Isabella Mari Jhocson ‎(IRRI)‎

Scientists are breeding rice varieties with submergence tolerance and stagnant flooding tolerance to help boost Vietnam’s competitive advantage in rice production. (This was originally published in Rice Today in June 2016)

A glimmer of hope for Vietnam’s white gold

posted Aug 22, 2016, 7:42 PM by Isabella Mari Jhocson ‎(IRRI)‎

Rice is referred to as Vietnam’s “white gold” because it is not only a valuable staple crop but also one of the country’s major export products. In 2015, Vietnam exported 6.61 million tons of rice, making it the world’s third-largest rice exporter after only India and Thailand. (This was originally published in Rice Today in March 2016)

Vietnamese university discusses partnership with IRRI

posted Aug 5, 2016, 1:10 AM by Isabella Mari Jhocson ‎(IRRI)‎   [ updated Aug 22, 2016, 8:00 PM ]

LOS BAÑOS, Philippines—Delegates from the Ho Chi Minh University of Culture (HCMUC), led by Le Thanh Hai, senior lecturer at the Faculty of Media and Communication, and representatives from the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) recently discussed potential institutional partnerships, particularly in the area of climate change communication. (This was originally published in April 2016)

“Super rice” to reach more poor farmers in Asia and Africa

posted Aug 5, 2016, 12:37 AM by Isabella Mari Jhocson ‎(IRRI)‎

LOS BAÑOS, Philippines—Hardy “super rice” varieties that can thrive even with less water, fertilizer, and pesticides will soon reach more farmers living in harsh locations in Asia and Africa under the third phase of the Green Super Rice (GSR) project. (This was originally published in April 2016)

Vietnam can prepare for salinity and drought, experts say

posted Aug 4, 2016, 12:01 AM by Isabella Mari Jhocson ‎(IRRI)‎

The rice fields of Vietnamese farmers in the Mekong River Delta (MRD) and other coastal areas have recently been undergoing acute drought and salt water intrusion. However, according to scientists at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), these problems can be foreseen and viable options are being made available to help farmers cope and avoid production and income losses. (This was originally published in March 2016)

More Asian rice farmers to benefit from CORIGAP technologies

posted Aug 3, 2016, 10:40 PM by Isabella Mari Jhocson ‎(IRRI)‎

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia—More farmers in Southeast Asia will benefit from integrated crop and natural resource management approaches in major rice-based systems. (This was originally published in Feb 2016)

Vietnam: CURE and MARD plan upscaling innovation for upland rice environments

posted Jan 3, 2016, 7:32 PM by Isabella Mari Jhocson ‎(IRRI)‎

The Consortium for Unfavourable Rice Environments (CURE), Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences, and the Northern Mountainous Agriculture and Forestry Science Institute of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) organized a consultation workshop on technology transfer for the mountainous and unfavorable rice areas in Central and Northern Vietnam. (This was originally published in November 2015)

Vietnam agriculture ministry and CGIAR align development agenda

posted Jan 3, 2016, 7:26 PM by Isabella Mari Jhocson ‎(IRRI)‎

HANOI, Vietnam – Seeking stronger complementarity in their joint research for development programs, leaders of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) of Vietnam and the 10 CGIAR centers operating in the country, as well as other national partners, sat together on 6 November 2015 for the 1st MARD-CGIAR Coordination Meeting. (This was originally published in November 2015)

"Small farmers, large field” scheme gaining success in Vietnam

posted May 25, 2015, 11:29 PM by Isabella Mari Jhocson ‎(IRRI)‎   [ updated Jul 28, 2015, 6:34 PM ]

Guangzhou, China - “Vietnamese farmers in the provinces of Can Tho and Long An are benefiting from the ‘small farmers, large field’ (SFLF) scheme,” reported Dr. Pham Van Du, deputy director general, Department of Crop Production of Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. (This was originally published on 15 May 2015)

Vietnam: IRRI and partners inaugurate center for climate-smart technologies

posted Mar 15, 2015, 5:04 PM by Isabella Mari Jhocson ‎(IRRI)‎

Inauguration of the Climate Smart Village in Vietnam
The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) in Bac Lieu, and Can Tho University inaugurated the Climate Smart Village (CSV) in Tra Hat, Vinh Loi district in Bac Lieu province on 5 February 2015. (This article was published in February 2015)

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