Vietnam’s rice among world’s best in 2020 hinh anh 1Labour Hero Ho Quang Cua (R), the 'father' of ST25 rice, receives congratulatory flowers from the organising board (Source: VFA)

Hanoi (VNA) Vietnam’s ST25 rice won the second place at a contest of the world’s best in 2020, held within the framework of the 12th world rice conference in the US from December 1 – 3.

Thailand’s Jasmine 105 came first, and Cambodia’s rice won the third prize.

ST25 is a strain developed by a group of three experts in the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang. It won the first prize at the 2019 edition held in Manila./.