Sustainable rice production program launched in Vietnam

VOV.VN - A program on sustainable rice production in Vietnam was launched in Ho Chi Minh City on March 8 by the Loc Troi group, IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, the International Rice Research Institute, and the Sustainable Rice Platform.

The program targets to train 4,000 farmers in the Mekong Delta on environmental-friendly production method to obtain high yield and quality in the next two years. 

The program has piloted two crops which earned higher income for the participants and it matches Vietnam’s agricultural reform towards building Vietnam’s rice trademarks in the international market.

Experts from the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) will provide technical support to the scheme. 

Huynh Van Thon, head of the Loc Troi Group, said the project not only assists his company in making high-quality rice products but also protects the environment and the health of the community.