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Vietnam: Trà Vinh produces more peanut seeds in rainy season to meet demand
2019-07-09
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The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Trà Vinh has expanded production of peanut growing during the rainy season to meet demand for seeds and raise farmers' incomes. 

The province, which is one of the delta’s largest peanut producers, produces only 15-25 percent of peanut seeds and has to buy the rest from south-eastern and central regions.

In the 2018 autumn-winter crop, Trà Vinh University and the IFAD-funded Project for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Mekong Delta in Trà Vinh Province (AMD Trà Vinh) kicked off a pilot model for growing peanut seeds in the rainy season in Cầu Ngang District.

Seventeen farming households in Cầu Ngang’s Long Sơn Commune participated in the model and grew a total of 4.5ha of peanut seeds.

Under the pilot model, financial support was given to participating households to cover the cost of peanut seeds for cultivation and 30 percent of the cost of fertiliser.

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