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Vinh Long produces breeding tra fish in Global Gap standard

In Uncategorized on December 24, 2010 at 4:26 am

The Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long has carried out two key projects to enhance tra fish breeds for the catfish development program by 2020.

Farmers harvest tra fish in the Mekong Delta (Photo: SGGP)

Accordingly, the first project is estimated to cost VND300 million (US$15,000) and will produce breeding tra fish in the Global Gap standard, at Vinh Long aquatic breeding farm.

The second is to join the Vinh Long Agriculture Seed Center’s project, which will hand the technology to produce high quality tra fish breeds over to provinces in the delta.

Global Gap is a private sector body that sets voluntary standards for the certification of production processes of agricultural (including aquaculture) products around the globe.

Source: SGGP

Local engineer produces 2-in-1 ‘tomato potato plant’

In Vietnam Science on January 19, 2010 at 2:39 pm

Nguyen Thi Trang Nha, a young engineer from central Dat Lat City, has successfully developed a plant variety which can grow both tomatoes and potatoes.

A tomato-potato plant developed by an engineer in central Da Lat City. The species, which produces tomatoes on the top and potatoes on the bottom, was created by grafting the two plant types together. (Photo: SGGP)

Nha grafted the top of a tomato plant onto the foot of a potato plant and the resulting species proved capable of producing both types of produce.

Planting the tomato-potato breed is also more efficient as growers can produce more vegetables in a small area, said Nha.

In addition, tomatoes and potatoes would no longer have to be planted separately, saving time and taking better advantage of limited land.

Nha said growers could expect to earn VND6-17 million (US$315-895) per hectare from the crop, more than what can be earned from cultivating the produce separately. 

The project was implemented over two years when Nha was a student at the Ho Chi Minh City University of Agriculture and Forestry. The plants were then tested in Da Lat.

Nha said that she was still continuing her research to one day provide the new type of plant to farmers on a larger scale.

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Vietnam produces measles vaccines

In Vietnam Health on November 14, 2009 at 10:37 am

Vietnam has successfully produced a measles vaccine, deputy Minister of Health Cao Minh Quang said November 13.

Children at a nursery school in HCMC receive measles vaccines (Photo: SGGP)

After four years since the project, “enhancing the ability to produce measles vaccine in Vietnam,” was implemented, the Center for Research and Production of Vaccines and Biology (POLYVAC) has been able to provide high-quality vaccines for Vietnam’s expanded vaccination program.

Following the success of the measles vaccine production, POLYVAC has continued research to produce a rubella vaccine and combined vaccines, like MR (measles and rubella) and MMR (measles, mumps and rubella).

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