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Vietnam’s Son

VO-TONG XUAN's return to Vietnam and agricultural innovations catapulted the country to a top rice exporter, earning him the 1993 Ramon Magsaysay Award.

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Written By

Didith T. Rodrigo

Illustrated By

Victoria Ronidel

Synopsis

XUAN pondered the lessons of “farming systems analysis.” Crop yields increase, he noted, when Land tenure is secure and when the state interferes as little as possible in determining prices and distributing essential inputs.

His expertise in the management of problem soils in Vietnam, together with his knowledge on rice production and agricultural diversification in the Mekong Delta, greatly increased rice productivity and contributed to the emergence of Vietnam as the third largest rice exporting country in the world.

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Children who will read this book will learn valuable lessons and insights about life.

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Learnings for Children

Heroism
Entrepreneurship
Courage
Against All Odds
Agriculture

Genre

Fiction &
 Literature

Length

16

Pages

Size

8 x 10

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Type

Soft Cover

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This series is partnership project of The Bookmark, Inc. and Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation to bring inspiring stories of real-life heroism to children all over the world, so that they may grow in their love of country, compassion for their fellowmen, and perserverance to achieve worthwhile goals anchored on strong personal values.

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