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Country Vietnam Capital : Hanoi

The Crop Trust has supported 5 projects in Vietnam

  1. Aroids: The Crop Trust supported the Vietnam Agricultural Sciences Institute to regenerate and characterize 180 aroid accessions with the objective of rescuing threatened diversity and enhancing use of the crops. 46 accessions are safety duplicated in the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC).
  2. Banana: The Fruit and Vegetable Research Institute (FAVRI) received support from the Crop Trust to regenerate and characterize 122 banana accessions with the objective of rescuing threatened diversity and enhancing use of the crop. 39 are safety duplicated in Bioversity international.
  3. Rice: The Field Crops Research Institute (FCRI) received support from the Crop Trust to evaluate 200 rice accessions for tolerance to drought, salinity, pests and diseases, as well as analyzing grain quality characteristics. All germplasm identified as potential sources of resistance and tolerant genes were made available for distribution for use in breeding.
  4. Rice: The Vietnamese Agricultural Sciences Institute received support from the Crop Trust to regenerate and characterize 1872 rice accessions with the objective of rescuing threatened diversity and enhancing use of the crops. 2000 accessions are safety duplicated in the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI).
  5. Yam: The Vietnam Agricultural Sciences Institute regenerated and characterized 230 yam accessions with the objective of rescuing threatened diversity and enhancing use of the crops. 43 accessions are safety duplicated in IITA.