Vietnam’s rice paddies offer Japan’s farmers chance to grow

Local cultivation in emerging Asian markets proves cheaper than exports

HIDEKI SHINOHARA, Nikkei staff writer

A woman wearing a traditional hat sits in a rice field outside Hoi An, Vietnam. © Reuters

NIIGATA, Japan — Japan’s rice farmers are venturing into the rest of Asia to grow their crops locally. Supported by an increase in the number of Japanese restaurants across the region, the farmers are teaming up with locals to apply their expertise, hoping to ride the strong brand power that Japonica rice enjoys.

The trend lets locals indulge their taste in high-quality Japanese rice without paying stratospheric prices for imported versions, as some wealthy Chinese are doing. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam’s rice paddies offer Japan’s farmers chance to grow”

Vietnam masters rice-seed production technology

Last update 08:15 | 19/10/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam can control up to 70.5 percent of seed production technology, with 90 percent for purebred rice and 66 percent for hybrid rice.

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The figures were released by Pham Ngoc Ly, deputy general director of Vinaseed (Vietnam National Seed Corporation), who presided over the research project which assessed the current situation, technological capability and demand for technology renovation in hybrid rice breeding in the north and central coastal areas. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam masters rice-seed production technology”