Vietnam: Training helps farmers learn about rice cultivation to reduce emissions

Published May 19, 2024

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The National Agricultural Extension Center has conducted a training program for farmers to improve the cultivation of high-quality rice and reduce emissions, with the goal of creating a pilot model for a larger project. The program, which is being implemented at Thuan Tien Agricultural Cooperative, has seen success in reducing pesticide use and combating pests, despite initial concerns. However, farmers are struggling with the concept of greenhouse gas emissions and the process of emission reduction farming. The National Agricultural Extension Center is providing detailed guidance on various aspects of high-quality rice cultivation and emission reduction, aiming to address farmers' questions and concerns. The ultimate goal is to develop a sustainable rice farming practice that can be scaled up to 1 million hectares.
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Continuing the training program on high-quality rice cultivation processes and reducing emissions to serve the construction of a pilot model for the 1 million hectares of high-quality rice project, on May 18, the National Agricultural Extension Center organized Training for farmers inside and outside Thuan Tien Agricultural Cooperative in Thanh An commune (Vinh Thanh district, Can Tho city). This is the cooperative implementing the first emission-reducing rice field in the Mekong Delta, piloting the farming process of the Project of 1 million hectares of high-quality rice in the 2024 summer-autumn crop, with a scale of 50 hectares. Up to now, the rice plant has been growing for 43 days, is in the stage from tillering to tillering and is expected to be harvested from July 5 to July 10. Mr. Nguyen Cao Khai, Director of Thuan Tien Agricultural Cooperative, assessed that the emission-reducing rice fields are developing well. During the period of 27 - 28 days of rice growing, the pest ...
Source: Agriculture
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