The Vietnam Soya Products Company (Vinasoy) has set up a soybean research and application centre, VSAC for short, with the aim of serving the company’s sustainable business development.

At the founding ceremony on November 13 in the central province of Quang Ngai, the VSAC signed a memorandum of understanding on strategic cooperation with its US partners, namely the National Centre for Soybean Biotechnology (NSBC) and the National Soybean Research Laboratory (NSRL).

The centre will develop the molecule genetic technology applications to create high-yield varieties that cater for the demands to diversify soybean produce.

The centre, the first of its kind in Vietnam, will also conduct a number of studies on soya nutrition, and then popularise the findings among the masses through education programmes that aim to increase public life quality.

It will work to fulfil its tasks of improving farming techniques, opening short-term training courses for farmers to enhance their knowledge in the field, as well as collaborate with local and foreign partners to host symposia on soybean product development, among others.-VNA