Network formed to create climate resilient rice in Mekong Delta

Five Mekong Delta provinces and 11 agencies have signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in forming the Mekong Partnership for Climate Resilient Rice Research Network (MPCRR-N). The signatories were the departments of agriculture and rural development of An Giang, Kien Giang, Ca Mau, Bac Lieu and Soc Trang provinces, along with such agencies as the Crop Production Department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences, the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta Rice Research Institute, Can Tho University, the Integrated Coastal Management Programme, and the International Rice Research Institute. Dr Dao The Anh from the Field Crops Research Institute said the MPCRR-N will take part in the development of coastal rice cultivation systems in the Mekong Delta in a sustainable and climate- resilient manner.

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