US$100,000 presented to solvers of rice cultivation with less greenhouse gas emissions

10:15 | 16/08/2018 Science - Technology

The Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV) in partnership with the Thai Binh provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development held a conference to review the spring rice crop and present prizes to the winners of the project "AgResults Vietnam Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Pilot" (AVERP) (Phase I).

A winner of the AVERP project (Phase I) honored at the event - Photo: thaibinhtv.vn

The project aims to test and scale up innovative technologies, tools, and approaches to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while increasing yields in rice cultivation.

The AVERP project is being conducted in two phases in Thai Binh province with the first phase launched in August 2017, taking place over two rice cropping seasons during which the selected organizations are testing their technologies.

Following the first phase of the project, three companies that have developed and demonstrated effective technologies and solutions that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enhance yields were selected to receive prizes in total of US$100,000.

They are Seed Plant JSC under the Field Crops Research Institute, Binh Dien Fertilizer JSC, and An Dinh Technology Development And Investment Company Limited.

The second phase of the project will begin in spring 2019 and consists of four consecutive cropping seasons during which the organisations will scale their proven technology in order to reach the greatest number of smallholder farmers.

If proven effective, the solutions tested and scaled in this project can then be expanded to other areas of the Red River Delta and other parts of Vietnam.

Theo NDO