Phu Yen (VNA) – France’s InVivo NSA Group will partner with a company based in Phu Yen province to cultivate maize on a trial basis in the central locality of Vietnam.

A cooperation agreement on the project was signed on November 19.

Accordingly, maize will be cultivated on more than 25 hectares of land in Tay Hoa and Phu Hoa districts from this December to March 2016.

InVivo will provide technical assistance by sending experts to help local famers with growing techniques.

It will also buy corn at prices that are the same as or 10 percent higher than market prices at the time of purchase.

Meanwhile, its Vietnamese partner – Van Thang Business Export Import Co. Ltd – will be responsible for the entire cultivation process from techniques, seedlings, fertilisers to pesticide.

The project is carried out in accordance with the Vietnamese Government’s policy of switching from rice cultivation to maize farming to improve agricultural products’ added value and farmers’ income.-VNA