Jan 13, 2016

General overview

This website gathers the information exchanged during two scientific visits conducted in 1998 and 2016 on behalf the Government of Vietnam, the Institute of Oil and Oil Plants (IOOP) and the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD). The following topics are (or will be soon) presented:

CIRAD GIS training in Vietnam: summary and planning
The Institute for Oil and Oil Plants (IOOP)
The Dong Go Coconut Research Centre
The Trang Bang Seed Production Centre
The IOOP in Vitro Culture Laboratory for producing Makapuno seedlings
A traditional practice: "Coconut Bonsai" for reducing the vertical growth of Tall-type coconut palms.
Coconut varieties conserved in the National Genebank of Vietnam
Coconut varieties from farmer's fields
Old botanical and ethnological studies related to Coconut in Vietnam
Old coconut pictures from Vietnam
Coconut high value products and handicraft from Vietnam
How to sustain Coconut in situ conservation in Vietnam
How to turn a coconut farmer's field into a polyvalent seed garden producing Hybrid, Tall and Dwarf varieties

Link to the video playlist made for the training

The first Kobotool box survey test conceived during the training and how to access it on a mobile phone.

Filling a boat with coconut in Ben TrĂ©. Photo R. Bourdeix, 2016. 
Link to this website prepared by Ms Ngo Thi Kieu Duong, Head of the Perennial Crop Department of the Research Institute for Oil and Oil Plants (IOOP) and Dr Roland Bourdeix:
http://coconutvietnam.blogspot.com