|Seminar on biodiversity for opportunities, livelihoods and development in Vietnam. (Photo: VNA)
The theme of the event was also part of a two-year project that will be implemented in Vietnam with a budget of nearly half a million USD funded by the Norwegian Government.
The project aims to establish a rice seed bank, develop new rice populations, create rice genetic diversity from superior hybrid rice and wild rice as the basis to produce high-yield rice varieties that adapt to climate change.
Participants said that apart from developing new rice varieties, the project should study solutions for climate change adaptation and efficient use of resources such as changing crop structure, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and conserving water resources.
They proposed an information system to support early warning, weather forecasting and disaster prevention and control, as well as enhancing training for officials and farmers to select appropriate rice varieties and cultivation techniques suitable for different regions.