Danish aid makes agro-forestry commercially interesting for Vietnamese farmers

With support from Denmark’s development cooperation (Danida) the most sophisticated laboratory for tissue culture in Vietnam is scheduled for construction.

By using innovative tissue culture technology Thuy Son JSC, a private processor and exporter of wood chips, wants to promote faster afforestation and making agro-forestry commercially interesting for the small farmers. A project supported by the Business Sector Programme funded by Danida

Thuy Son JSC has established a nursery for production of 8 million hybrid-acacia saplings per year for distribution to small farmers all over Mekong Delta.

Further in order to produce the most suitable varieties of agro-forestry plantlets that can yield higher and grow faster, Thuy Son JSC is building the most sophisticated Tissue Culture Lab in Vietnam dedicated for agro-forestry.

Speaking at the Brick Laying Ceremony on 29 August 2012, H.E. Ambassador John Nielsen, congratulated Thuy Son JSC for developing a new model of close cooperation with agro-forestry farmers offering critical services. He also found it very encouraging to take note of Thuy Son’s new Green initiatives to salvage value from waste bark through production of biomass briquettes for export, both adding economic benefits to the agro-forestry value chain and solving the current environmental problem of clogging of waterways created by the waste bark.

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