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Vietnam, Japan Cooperate for High-yield Cassava
Thursday, 2013/06/06 | 16:17:48

Vietnamese and Japanese scientists have agreed to study genetically modified cassava to develop high yielding cassava varieties that will help reduce soil erosion or depletion in cassava-growing areas. A document to this effect was signed in Yokohama, Japan on May 22 between representatives of the Japan Institute of Physical and Chemical Research and the Vietnam Institute of Agricultural Genetics.

Addressing the signing ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan hopes the project will be a success to pave the way for future agricultural cooperation between the countries.

As part of the collaboration, a biotech laboratory will be set up in Vietnam to facilitate both countries' scientists to strengthen cooperation in research.


Check the article at http://en.vietnamplus.vn/Home/Vietnam-Japan-cooperate-for-highyield-cassava/20135/34828.vnplus.

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