Institute of herb genes conservation launched in Đà Nẵng

Đà Nẵng has established central Viet Nam’s first Green Technology Institute for Herb and Agricultural Gene Conservation. The city’s Union of Science and Engineering Associations said the institute would focus on research and conservation of precious and rare genes including more than 400 genes of herbs and plants in Đà Nẵng and 11 provinces in the central and central highlands region. The union said the institute would also help develop high-tech farming and post-harvest technology among mass agricultural production in the community. According to latest report from the union, the Sơn Trà Nature Reserve, which is 600m above sea level, is home to 287 animal species and 985 plant species, including nearly 1,000 herb genes.

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