Vietnam - ICRISAT partnership in groundnut research and development: a success story

Nigam, S N and Gowda, C L L (2005) Vietnam - ICRISAT partnership in groundnut research and development: a success story. In: Studies on the development of oil plants and vegetable oils in Vietnam. Agricultural Publishing House, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, pp. 41-46.

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The Vietnam-ICRISAT partnership in groundnut research and development, which was formulized in 1989, has been a successful venture resulting in increased productivity of the crop and benefiting the farmers of the country. The OPI in the South and VASI and NIPP in North have played a major role in making this partnership productive and beneficial to the fanners. The significant achievements of the partnership include capacity building, enrichment of genetic and breeding resources, crop nutrition, plant protection and production technology. OP1 has developed/released many improved varieties of grounclnut (VD}, VD2, VDj , VD6 and VD7) and commercialized a substitute of natural coconut ash (AGA, alternative coconut ash) which is'extensively used as fertilizerin groundnut. It has also taken a lead procuction to ensure availability good quality seed of improved varieties to the fanners. The future resarch needs of groundnut production and trade in Vietnam are development of confectionery varieties vvith high O/L ratio and containment of aflatoxin contamination. OPI has potential to address to these issues.

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Subjects: Mandate crops > Groundnut
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