Danida Contributes to Vietnam’s Increase in Peanut Yield for Export

Danida, Development partnership program between Vietnam and Denmark, contributed to the increase in peanut yield in Nghe An and Thanh Hoa provinces in Vietnam. The country’s export of quality peanut products is expected to increase, which will lead to higher income for farmers.

Although Vietnam is among the top 10 producers of peanuts in the world, export of peanut is less than 5% of the production due to poor quality and insufficient availability of suitable table peanut seeds.

With the support of Danida-funded Business Sector Programme, Dai Thinh, a local seed producer, has recently commercialised a high yielding table peanut variety, L26, which has been developed by the Peanut Research Centre, National Food Plants Research Institute by cross-breeding of L08 and TQ6 variety.

Under the project, Dai Thinh has established four farming demonstration centres for L26 peanut variety in the communes of Hoa Loc, Hau Loc district, Hoang Phong, Hoang Hoa district, Quang Long, Quang Xuong district, and Binh Minh, Tinh Gia district.

During the last spring crop, the demonstration farms achieved an average crop yield of 5,400 kg per hectare, an increase of 100% over the current average yield of 2,640 kg per hectare that farmers in the neighbouring areas usually get.

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