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Local agriculture sector reliant on seed imports

Update: February, 26/2015 - 08:13
Domestic breeding technology remains underdeveloped and is unable to meet production demands. —File Photo
HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam imports over 80 per cent of its vegetable, flower and fruit seeds, according to Ha Noi Moi newspaper.

Domestic breeding technology remains underdeveloped and is unable to meet production demands.

To address the situation, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said it would evaluate varieties across the nation to determine their strength and weaknesses, with the aim to create high-quality varieties.

In a Government-approved plan, 1.3 million hectares will be set aside for growing vegetables, flowers and fruits by 2020. — VNS


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