Going gourmet in Vietnam’s uplands

1 August, 2013 by (comments)

Hoa Bui sits crossed-legged, pouring green tea into small china cups with a thoughtful look on her face. An ethnic minority farmer in Vietnam’s upland northwestern district of Tan Lac in Hoa Binh Province, her stilted house is nestled in remote green sloping fields. She’s mulling over whether to grow chayote again this year – the leafy vegetable envelopingRead More …

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Filed Under: Asia @en, Crops @en, Regions, Soils

New digital story – Chayote success in Vietnam

26 January, 2010 by (comments)

A new CIAT digital story looks at the success of our Asia office in improving the livelihoods of chayote farmers in Vietnam’s northern uplands. (If you have problems viewing the video stream here, you can watch it directly on Blip TV). The delicious, nutritious shoots of the chayote plant are very popular with wealthy diners in Hanoi. By reformingRead More …

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