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.”
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.
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.
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.
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®.
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.
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.
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.
Business, government and civil society in ASEAN should collaborate for sustainable agriculture, according to Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Quoc Doanh.
Dekalb Vietnam, a subsidiary of the US’ Monsanto Company, yesterday launched the first integrated knowledge transfer field in the southern province of Dong Nai to introduce genetically modified (GM) corn seeds to farmers.