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Kasetsart University develops new fragrant rice to compete with Vietnam

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Kasetsart University in Thailand

Kasetsart University in Thailand. Photo: Manop.

Thailand’s Kasetsart University (Kamphaeng Saen campus) has developed a new variety of fragrant rice, which is expected to compete favourably against Vietnam’s top-seller.

Associate Professor Apichart Wanvichit, director of the Rice Science Centre at the university, today told a news conference, concerning the annual Agricultural Fair, that the new fragrant rice, named Hom Malaiman, was developed from the Riceberry variety.

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By Thai PBS World

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