Establishment of a Rice-seed Production Hub in Hoa Tien
This project established a production hub for rice seeds that are improved and appropriate for the local conditions in Hoa Tien commune, Hoa Vang District. It contributed to enhancing agricultural yields, strengthened rice cultivation and enhanced the post-harvest processing methods.
Hoa Tien community
Da Nang People’s Committee, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Viet Nam
January 2012–December 2014
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Rice productivity at the project site increased to 6.63 tons/ha, representing an increase of 0.78 ton/ha; the cost of production materials was reduced significantly; and organic fertilizers were introduced and substituted for chemical fertilizers.
249 households were trained in seed production, irrigation, fertilization, integrated pest management, and impurity elimination and monitoring.
100 households engaged in the demonstration of new techniques in rice fertilization, plant protection and water saving for 6.2 hectares of paddy land; a seed-testing laboratory was renovated, 12 new rice-seed varieties were tested, and 2 successful varieties were identified.
A marketing strategy for the new seed varieties was developed with the support of the public and private sectors.