Improving irrigation systems for black pepper cultivation
About the department
Nong Lam University (NLU) was founded in 1955 with an original focus on agriculture, natural resource management, and veterinary medicine. In 2001, the Department of Biotechnology was established and has since been recognized by the Vietnam Ministry of Education and Training as a regional training center for southern Vietnam. The department’s vision is to train professionals who can address problems facing the country, including adapting agricultural systems to accommodate climate change.
Impact on development
The department’s research is helping local farmers to work more efficiently and have higher crop yields.
Meet the Awardee
About the institution
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Why Seeding Labs?
Despite large student and faculty numbers, the department has only one laboratory with minimal equipment and supplies financed through student fees. Most practical teaching takes place at a neighboring lab, but this independent research institute charges a steep fee. Equipment is needed to support practical teaching as well as graduate student and faculty research.
Did you know?
This was the first Instrumental Access shipment to Vietnam.