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Development of Crop Genotypes for the Midlands and Mountain Areas of North Vietnam Developing New Promising Lines of Rice to Boost Food Security in Vietnam

Principal Investigator (Affiliation)
  • SDGs2
Prof.
YOSHIMURA Atsushi
(Faculty of Agriculture, Kyusyu University)
Research Institutions in Japan Kyusyu University / Nagoya University
Research Institutions in Vietnam Hanoi University of Agriculture (HUA), etc.
Adoption fiscal year FY 2010
Research Period 5 Years
ODA Recipient Country Socialist Republic of VietnamSocialist Republic of Viet Nam
General Description of the Research Project

Improving food self-sufficiency by applying Japanese genome technology of rice
Vietnamese economy has grown rapidly in recent years, but in the northern area, food shortages, income disparities and other problems still exist. Food self-sufficiency is particularly low in northern mountainous regions, where yield of rice is limited. This project aims to apply efficient breeding technology that utilize rice genomics to develop new promising lines of rice that show short growing duration, high yield, and resistance to disease and insect pests. The project will contribute to ensure food production in the midlands and mountainous areas of Vietnam, eventually boosting food self-sufficiency to 90%.

Leveraging rice genomics to drive next-generation breeding research in rice
We have succeeded in identifying several genes of rice, and aim to hybridize promising lines carrying these genes to create new lines with more desirable characters. We are also searching related cultivation methods for ensuring the adaptability of the newly developed lines in the midlands and mountainous areas of northern Vietnam.

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Use of vacuum pump emasculation (removal of anthers to prevent self-pollination) in Vietnam for the first time to carry out hybridization of rice in large-scale

Use of vacuum pump emasculation (removal of anthers to prevent self-pollination) in Vietnam for the first time to carry out hybridization of rice in large-scale

Visiting scientists from Vietnam conduct experiments for DNA extraction of rice

Visiting scientists from Vietnam conduct experiments for DNA extraction of rice

JCC at Hanoi University of Agriculture.

JCC at Hanoi University of Agriculture.

Hybrid rice field at Hanoi University of Agriculture

Hybrid rice field at Hanoi University of Agriculture

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