Brunei is experimenting 10 rice varieties of Vietnam in its Wasan region under a Memorandum of Understanding on agricultural cooperation signed in May between the two countries.

According to Brunei’s Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources’ Department of Agriculture and Agrifood, the selected varieties will be planted in Wasan’s four districts in the next season to see how they can adapt to rain-prone areas.

The department said the results will contribute to increasing Brunei’s rice production, improving its supply of the grain and food security.

Under the document, Brunei and Vietnam will also accelerate their partnership in agriculture production and aquaculture along with increasing flora and fauna gene exchanges.

The two sides have also agreed to strengthen links in agrifood and seafood preservation and processing technology in parallel with increasing trade in farm produce and seafood.-VNA