Establishment of a Rice-seed Production Hub in Hoa Tien

Farmers working on a paddy field. Photo by FAO Viet Nam


This project established a production hub of rice seeds that are improved and appropriate for the local conditions in Hoa Tien commune, Hoa Vang District. It contributed to enhancing agricultural yields, strengthened rice cultivation and enhanced the post-harvest processing methods.

Key results


  • Rice productivity at the project site increased to 6.63 tons/ha, representing an increase of 0.78 ton/ha; the cost of production materials was reduced significantly; organic fertilizers introduced and substituted for chemical fertilizers. 
  • 249 households trained in seed production, irrigation, fertilization, integrated pest management, and impurity elimination and monitoring. 
  • 100 households engaged in the demonstration of new techniques in rice fertilization, plant protection and water saving for 6.2 hectares of paddy land; seed-testing laboratory renovated, 12 new rice-seed varieties tested, and 2 successful varieties identified. 
  • A marketing strategy for the new seed varieties developed with the support of the public and private sectors.

Key features


Hoa Tien community


Da Nang People’s Committee, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Viet Nam




January 2012–December 2014

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