Vietnam, Japan cooperate for high-yield cassavaUpdate: 6/18/2013
Vietnamese and Japanese scientists have agreed to study genetically modified cassava to produce a high-yield variety, helping reduce soil erosion or depletion in cassava-growing areas.
A document to this effect was signed in the Japanese city of Yokohama 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 said that he hopes the project will be a success to pave the way for future agricultural cooperation between the countries.
In the coming time, a joint laboratory will be set up in Vietnam to facilitate both countries’ scientists to strengthen cooperation in research.-VNA