Stevia Corp. initially acquired grower supply contracts and nurseries in Northern Vietnam. Several trial plots were established across several provinces including Hanoi, Bac Giang, Hai Duong, Hoa Binh and Nghe An.
Stevia Corp.’s focus is to set up R&D and propagation facilities, ensure that the nurseries and farmers are working with clean varieties and develop local SOP as well as introduce elite strains to continually improve the varieties. Stevia Corp. is also investigating new growing regions and broadening its grower relationships.
Stevia Corp. is targeting 100 Ha of field trials in 2012 with commercialization in 2013.