April 16, 2012
Vietnam's Northern Province eyes soy plant expansion by 2015
An expansion of soy plantation to 25,000 hectares from 22,000 hectares in 2011 is Vietnam's northern province of Ha Giang's target by 2015.
The production output is expected to increase to 40,000 tonnes of soy, the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development said.
The department has cooperated with scientists from the Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Science to find most suitable soy varieties for the region.
The local authorities have supported farmers in land, finance and technique to grow the crop.
Vietnam imports large volume of soy every year for food and animal feed processing industry every year.