Posts Tagged ‘Vietnam’

Affordable, Accessible Asian Drought Tolerant Maize Project

Smallholder maize farmers in marginal environments in Asia are prone to drought due to either scanty/erratic rainfall or falling groundwater levels. The Affordable, Accessible, Asian (AAA) Drought Tol …


AAA hybrids move towards commercialization

PLC6 is a term used to refer to an advanced stage of hybrid testing at Syngenta, a partner of the Affordable, Accessible, Asian (AAA) Drought Tolerant Maize Project. Four hybrids, representing combina …


Enhancing the nutritional quality of maize

Malnutrition and micronutrient deficiency, which can cause blindness and stunting, increased infant and maternal mortality and lower IQs, are at epidemic levels in some parts of Asia.


Affordable, Accessible, Asian (AAA) Drought Tolerant Maize Annual Meeting 2013

“This project is a rare example of a public-private partnership capable of delivering products to farmers,” said Mike Robinson of the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture (SFSA) at the Affo …


CIMMYT trains Vietnamese scientists in doubled haploid technology

Doubled haploid (DH) technology is increasingly utilized in maize breeding for achieving rapid genetic gains and speeding up product development. Several maize breeding programs within public institut …


Workshop on precision phenotyping in Asia

To keep pace with the unprecedented increase in maize demand in Asia, maize programs in the region are increasingly using new tools and techniques for maize improvement to achieve long-term food secur …


Using double haploid in maize breeding

The use of doubled haploids in maize breeding was first proposed more than half a century ago. Today, the in vivo haploid induction technique is routinely used in maize inbred line development, in bot …