Made-in-Vietnam varieties cover 59 percent of rice fields

As many as 4.6 million hectares of land, or 59 percent of total rice area in Vietnam, have been cultivated with domestically-made varieties, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).

In the Mekong Delta region alone, the varieties made by Vietnamese scientists have been grown on 77 percent of the total rice area. In particular, the high-quality OM5451 variety has been used for nearly 1 million hectares.

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