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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.

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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Dekalb plants smart seeds for higher productivity rate

Dekalb plants smart seeds for higher productivity rate

Vietnam currently imports about six million tonnes of corn per year to meet the nation’s growing demand for animal feed. Following the recent launch of the weed- and insect-resistant Genuity corn seeds in the north of Vietnam, Narasimham Upadyayula, CEO of Monsanto’s wholly-owned subsidiary Dekalb Vietnam, talked to VIR’s Ha Duy about how the company’s products would benefit farmers and helping Vietnam reduce its dependency on corn imports.

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Monsanto subsidiary launches Genuity corn seeds in Vietnam

Monsanto subsidiary launches Genuity corn seeds in Vietnam

Monsanto’s subsidiary Dekalb Vietnam on December 9 launched its Dekalb Genuity corn seeds with weed management and insect protection traits in the north of Vietnam.

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Local corn farmers empowered to plan future with confidence

Local corn farmers empowered to plan future with confidence

Vietnamese corn farmers have recently been enabled to access a new tool to optimise corn yield – a new corn traits with insect protection and weed management named Dekalb® Genuity®. 

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GM corn helps northern farmers raise yield

GM corn helps northern farmers raise yield

Farmers from Moc Chau district in the northern mountainous province of Son La reported higher yield and saving with the first harvest of genetically modified (GM) corn at the recent "Application and Development of GM Corn" forum organised by the Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Science.

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Corporate-governmental cooperation to better farmer’s lives

Corporate-governmental cooperation to better farmer’s lives

Farmers in the northern province of Lao Cai are benefiting from cooperation with Dekalb Vietnam, the local Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Southern Seed Corporation and An Nghiep Ltd., a corn wholesale buyer. 

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Raising agri-yields through biotechnology

Raising agri-yields through biotechnology

As the world needs to feed more people with less  environmental impact and with dwindling resources, it is essential to equip farmers with the latest tools and technology. Dr. Siang Hee Tan, executive director of CropLife Asia – the regional chapter of CropLife International, and the voice of the global plant science industry – talked to VIR’s Khanh Tran on how ASEAN can meet the challenges of food security sustainably.

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