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Governmental support for research and development of hybrid maize in Vietnam

By: Hong Uy, T | Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo (CIMMYT), Mexico, DF (Mexico) | 7, Proceedings of the Asian Regional Maize Workshop Los Baños (Philippines) 23-27 Feb 1998.
Contributor(s): Vasal, S.K.|Gonzalez Ceniceros, F.|XiongMing, F [eds.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookAnalytics: Show analyticsPublisher: Los Baños, Laguna (Philippines) PCARRD : 2000Description: p. 92-95.Subject(s): Agricultural development | Feed cereals | Food production | Germplasm | Maize | Seed production | Yields AGROVOC | Hybrids AGROVOC | Plant breeding AGROVOCSummary: After 10 years of open policy and renovation, the greatest success of Vietnam's agriculture is the rapid growth of food production. In the year 2000, the objective is to produce 2.5-3 million tons of maize to meet increasing demand of feed for animals. In 1997, total production was 30.6 million tons, which is higher than the planned target. Maize was about 1.4 million tons. In order to reach our objective, the two following strategies were followed. First, to increase sown area under maize rotation,; and second, to increase yield by using new hybrids with high yield and good grain quality, accompanied by a complete technological package. The revolution of hybrid use by Vietnamese government is supported by suitably effective policies. The National Hybrid Maize Breeding Project has been managed and funded by Ministry of Technology & Environment and Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development for 15 years. Thanks to the investment for research and for equipment, the Maize Breeding Program of Vietnam has quickly developed, especially since 1990. Due to correct policies that were promulgated to persuade farmers to plant maize, such as subsidizing the maize seed price, investment for irrigation, extension work, and farmer loans with preferential interest, the National Maize Program has gained incentive. In 1990, from the 432,000 has planted to maize, the hybrid maize area was 0%, with average yield of 1.55 T/ha and a total production of 671,000 T. In 1997, out of 600,000 has planted to maize, the hybrid maize area was 43% with average yield of 2.3 T/ha and a total production of 1.4 million tons. The governmental subsidy policies for researching and for development of hybrid maize in Vietnam have brought great effectiveness. In this occasion, on behalf of National Maize Program of Vietnam I would like to express my gratefulness to FAO, and CIMMYT for their kind help to the research and development of maize in Vietnam. I would like to thank all foreign seed companies that have participated in the National Maize program of Vietnam.Collection: CIMMYT Publications Collection
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After 10 years of open policy and renovation, the greatest success of Vietnam's agriculture is the rapid growth of food production. In the year 2000, the objective is to produce 2.5-3 million tons of maize to meet increasing demand of feed for animals. In 1997, total production was 30.6 million tons, which is higher than the planned target. Maize was about 1.4 million tons. In order to reach our objective, the two following strategies were followed. First, to increase sown area under maize rotation,; and second, to increase yield by using new hybrids with high yield and good grain quality, accompanied by a complete technological package. The revolution of hybrid use by Vietnamese government is supported by suitably effective policies. The National Hybrid Maize Breeding Project has been managed and funded by Ministry of Technology & Environment and Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development for 15 years. Thanks to the investment for research and for equipment, the Maize Breeding Program of Vietnam has quickly developed, especially since 1990. Due to correct policies that were promulgated to persuade farmers to plant maize, such as subsidizing the maize seed price, investment for irrigation, extension work, and farmer loans with preferential interest, the National Maize Program has gained incentive. In 1990, from the 432,000 has planted to maize, the hybrid maize area was 0%, with average yield of 1.55 T/ha and a total production of 671,000 T. In 1997, out of 600,000 has planted to maize, the hybrid maize area was 43% with average yield of 2.3 T/ha and a total production of 1.4 million tons. The governmental subsidy policies for researching and for development of hybrid maize in Vietnam have brought great effectiveness. In this occasion, on behalf of National Maize Program of Vietnam I would like to express my gratefulness to FAO, and CIMMYT for their kind help to the research and development of maize in Vietnam. I would like to thank all foreign seed companies that have participated in the National Maize program of Vietnam.

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