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Monsanto’s answer to Vietnam’s burgeoning nutrition demand

Monsanto’s answer to Vietnam’s burgeoning nutrition demand

Dekalb Vietnam, a Monsanto's subsidiary, and the Institute of Preventive Medicine and Public Health (IPMPH) of Hanoi Medical University (HMU) today co-hosted a research scholarship awards ceremony with a total grant value of over VND1.3 billion ($60,000) and a conference on food and nutrition safety.

Dekalb Vietnam: four years of fostering talent

Dekalb Vietnam: four years of fostering talent

On November 6, 2017, Dekalb Vietnam and the Faculty of Biotechnology of Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA) will organise the fourth Monsanto-VNUA scholarship reward ceremony, which is a part of the five-year, VND1.5-trillion ($65.8 million) Monsanto-Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA) scholarship programme.  

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GM corn: the future of global farming

GM corn: the future of global farming

A newly-released report by PG Economics has found that over the last 20 years, crop biotechnology has significantly reduced the environmental impact of agriculture and stimulated economic growth in the 26 countries where the technology was deployed. Graham Brookes, director of PG Economics and co-author of the report, talked with VIR’s Thanh Van about crop biotechnology and the prospects of genetically modified corn in Vietnam.

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Achieving sustainable food security

Achieving sustainable food security

At the APEC Ministers and CEOs Dialogue on the responsible use of resources to enhance sustainable food production and agri-business

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Local authorities draw up solutions to help corn farmers in Son La

Local authorities draw up solutions to help corn farmers in Son La

Corn is the main crop in the northern mountainous province of Son La, thus, improving yield and quality so that domestic corn products can compete with imports is one of the most important missions for the authorities of the province as well as Vietnam.

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Northern Vietnamese corn farmers find way to sustainable development

Northern Vietnamese corn farmers find way to sustainable development

The Department of Crop Production (DoCP) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, with support from Croplife Vietnam, hosted a workshop on “Sustainable development of corn in northern Vietnam” in the northern mountainous province of Son La, with the aim of drawing up solutions for the sustainable development of corn production in the future, enhancing corn farmers’ income, as well as emphasising the plant’s importance in Vietnam. 

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An Giang farmers switch over to new-generation corn plants

An Giang farmers switch over to new-generation corn plants

The majority of farmers in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang have switched to new generation corn plants to save production costs and improve productivity.

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New report highlights 20 years of economic and environmental benefits from crop biotechnology

New report highlights 20 years of economic and environmental benefits from crop biotechnology

A new report released on June 5 by PG Economics has found that over the last 20 years, crop biotechnology has significantly reduced agriculture’s environmental impact and stimulated economic growth in the 26 countries where the technology is used.   

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Dekalb Vietnam nurtures young talents at An Giang

Dekalb Vietnam nurtures young talents at An Giang

Dekalb Vietnam visited An Giang last week to provide support for financially disadvantaged, but extraordinarily talented students.

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Field trip enhances learning for agronomy students

Field trip enhances learning for agronomy students

Though the internship is short, only two days long, students from the K59 cohort of the Biotechnology Faculty of Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA) get direct exposure to their field of study.

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New generation corn turns around countryside poverty

New generation corn turns around countryside poverty

Vietnamese farmers are getting rich by applying science and technology to their plantations. 

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GMO controversy: communication is key

GMO controversy: communication is key

Genetically-modified organisms (GMO), organisms whose genetic material has been modified in a way that does not occur naturally—for example through the introduction of a gene from a different organism—play an important part in helping meet the global demand for food. However, GMOs and food made from them have yet to garner proper understanding from the public. Communication is decisive in helping the public formulate an informed opinion regarding GMOs.

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PAN Farm enlists IFC, Daiwa as new investors

PAN Farm enlists IFC, Daiwa as new investors

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group and Daiwa-SSIAM Vietnam Growth Fund II, co-managed by Daiwa Corporate Investment under Daiwa Securities Group and SSI Asset Management under Saigon Securities Inc. (SSI), are new investors in The PAN Group’s agriculture business, PAN Farm JSC.

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Monsanto aims for sustainable food security in partnership with Vietnamese farmers

Monsanto aims for sustainable food security in partnership with Vietnamese farmers

Dr. Milton Stokes, director of Global Health and Nutrition at Monsanto, recently gave a presentation on food wastage and loss at a food security-focused conference at Hanoi Medical University.

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Dekalb Vietnam wraps up successful pilot of agricultural production cooperation model

Dekalb Vietnam wraps up successful pilot of agricultural production cooperation model

On June 10, the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) of the central province of Thanh Hoa, cooperating with Dekalb Vietnam, held the conference titled “Evaluating the effectiveness of the model of cooperation among the government, farmers, scientists, and buyers.”

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Cooperation to raise next generation of agri-biotech experts: Monsanto-VNUA

Cooperation to raise next generation of agri-biotech experts: Monsanto-VNUA

Two years after its launch, the Monsanto-Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA) scholarship programme has been encouraging thousands of VNUA students and professors. On the basis of the programme’s success, Dekalb Vietnam has recently signed a cooperation agreement with Monsanto and VNUA to grow the country’s biotech human resources through training, internship programmes, as well as job opportunities.

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