Role of Super Sorghum in Global Food Value Chain SOL Holdings Corp. :

Role of Super Sorghum
in Global Food Value Chain
Nov. 13th.2014
Prepared by :
SOL Holdings Corp.
High Productivity of “Super Sorghum”
Being Executed “Made with Japan”
by All Japan Technology
Contribute Largely to Improve Profitability for
Agriculture in Vietnam
1. Current Status and Future in Vietnam
Current in Vietnam
Future in Vietnam
Change of Consumption Trend to
Diary Products, Beef, etc. along
with Economic Growths
Balance between Demand and
Supply (Production) in Vietnam
Low Productivity in Agriculture
Improve Agricultural Productivity
Domestic Feeds Industry
Relying on Importations
Aim at Stable Production and
Production Increase of Domestic
70% of Vietnamese Working
for Agriculture
Increase Further Income for
Agricultural Workers
2. What is Super Sorghum?|Features of Super Sorghum
Overwhelming Yield.
Yield of 3-4 Times Larger Than
the One of Sugarcane.
Utilization of ”Genomics-assisted Breeding” by
Japanese Technology in Crop Breeding.
Enable to Develop Most Appropriate Variety and Improve
Its Varieties in Short Period of Time.
Diversified Use
Crops Suitable for Various Kinds of “Food Demand” Such
As Silage and HFCS (High-Fructose Corn Syrup).
Enable to Utilize as Raw Material of Reusable Energy.
2-1. What Is Super Sorghum?|Overwhelming Yield
TH Milk Farmland
TH Milk Farmland
 Project Yield of 300-350 tons/ha Annually at Test Cultivation in TH True
MILK Farmlands*
 Enable To Produce Feeds of 2-3 Times per Harvest Larger Than the Ones
from US-made Sorghum
Soil Condition: Adjust Soil pH to 6-7 by using Calcium Carbonate (2tons/ha), Fertilizer: 10 tons/ha, NPK: 300kg/ha
Planting Density:100,000 roots/ha, Average Weight: 1329.2g (Inspection Data: 4/Oct/2014)
Harvest Time: 3 times/year, Average Height of Super Sorghum: 505.8cm (Inspection Data: 4/Oct/2014)
2-2. Utilization of ”Genomics-assisted Breeding”
by Japanese Technology in Crop Breeding (1)
What is Genomics-assisted Breeding?
• Method of Breeding in Which Selection Is Made Based on the DNA Sequences
• Enable to Create a New Phenotypic Variety in a Short Time
(Conventional Method of Breeding Needed Many Years for Breeding)
→Enable to Cultivate Cultivar Suitable for Required
Environments in Short Term!
→Use Cutting-Edge Technology without Genetic Modification!
Cultivate Superior Cultivar Efficiently and Reasonably
Suitable for Required Environment in Vietnam
→Improve Productivity in a Short Period of Time!
→Develop Cultivars Resistant to Salt Soils and Pests!
◎Processes to Create Super Sorghum
Set the breeding goal according to the target area
Conventional breeding → Genomics-assisted breeding
Generate an expanded collection of sorghum cultivars
Field tests for selection
◎Phenotypes to Be Improved
Sensitivity to
day length
Stem diameter
Soil tolerance
Sugar content
Selected sorghum cultivars=Super Sorghum
2-2. Utilization of ”Genomics-assisted Breeding”
by Japanese Technology in Crop Breeding(2)
Yield of 200tons/ha per Harvest at Cultivar with Resistant
to Salt Damage
Salt Soil Tolerance Test
Photo of Land by Salt Damage
 Performance Record of 200 tons/ha in Cultivar Resistant to Salt Damage
 Potential to Cultivate on Upstream of Salt Water in Mekong Delta
Cultivation of Super Sorghum in Dry Season
2-3.Super Sorghum Has Potential for Diversified Use
Fodder for Chicken
There are some cultivars in Super Sorghum
suitable to fodders for chickens. The land
productivity is very high, as not only ears but
also stems are cultivated at the same time,
which is different from grain sorghum whose
grains only are used.
Pellet(Thermal electric power generation)
Stem and Leaf
Dried sorghum bagasse is suited as a biomass
fuel for thermal electric power generation.
Electricity both for in-house use and retail sale
can be generated. Also, biomass-derived pellets
are now rapidly increasing in consumption on
global scale.
Silage(Lactate fermented fodder)
High quality silage fodder is made from
sorghum bagasse by inoculating appropriate
lactobacilli, followed by anaerobic fermentation.
A high concentration of lactobacilli in the silage
provides probiotic effects.
HFCS:High-Fructose Corn Syrup
Juice (sap)
Juice from Super Sorghum contains sucrose,
glucose and fructose. High-Fructose Corn Syrup
(HFCS) can be produced from Super Sorghum
juice by decomposing sucrose, followed by
purifying the sucrose with the glucose and
fructose that also comes from the juice.
3. Action Status in Vietnam:Test Farmland Range
(Test for Registration of Variety and Test for Commercialization)
Test Cultivations are Being Implemented in Provinces of Northern, Central, Central Highland, Southern and Others.
The Plants Have Grown Well to More Than 4 Meters High in Northern Provinces and Highlands and Other Provinces.
4. Action Status in Vietnam
November, 2013:
Participated in Conference Hosted by MARD
Attendees were from Major Companies from Industries of Sugar, Diary, Ethanol, etc.
Completed MOU with MARD concerning Test Cultivations
Completed MOU with TH Milk Company and Lam Son Sugar Company concerning Test Cultivations
towards Business Partnership
 November, 2014:
• Started with Preparations for Establishing a Local Subsidiary (Tentative Name: Super Sorghum Vietnam)
• Its Foundation Will Be in Quang Ngai Province which Agreed to Supporting Our Business
5. Food Value Chain in TH True Milk
Added Value
Produce Feeds
Efficiently by driving by
Advanced Agricultural
Food Processing
Produce High-quality
Diary Product in Its
Own Factory
Improvement of
Distribution System
Cold Chain
Offer High-quality
Product by Utilizing
Cold Chain
Development of
Market Development
and Sales Strategy by
Advanced PR Strategy
Produce Feeds for Diary Cow in Its Own Land of 7,000ha
Aim at Breeding 137,000 Diary Cows by 2017
Own One of the Largest Integrated Production Plants for High-Tech Milk and Diary Products in Vietnam
Aiming at Producing Milk of 500,000tons Equivalent to the 50% of Its Consumption Volume in Vietnam
Establish Food Value Chain Creating High Added Value
6. Role of Super Sorghum in Food Value Chain
Solution of Super
Improve Productivity and
Added Value
Reduce Production Cost
Maintenance of Irrigation System,
Participatory Watering Management,
Adjustment for Use of Pesticide and
Utilize Lands Effectively
Genomic-assisted Breeding
Proposal of Model Region:
Nghe An Province
1. Reduce Production Cost by High Yield (Already Verified by Test Cultivations)
2. Contribute to High-quality Products as Feeds
3. Enable to Utilize Lands Effectively
4. Develop Cultivar in a Short Period of Time by Genomic-assisted Breeding
*Meet Requirements of “Reduce Production Costs” and “Change Current Crops to Another One for Feeds in Part of
Agricultural Land” in “Diary Development Strategy 2020”, the Policy of the Vietnamese Government
Offer Solutions by Super Sorghum
7. Role of Super Sorghum in GFVC (Dairy Farming)
 Ensure Safety of Diary Product Without Genetic Modifications and
Made in Vietnam
 Contribute to the Economic Growth in Vietnam and Income Increase of
its Agricultural Workers by Japanese Technologies
 Support Precisely to Supply Merchandise to Meet the Needs in Each
Market and Region
 Correspond to Domestic Demand of Food for Economic Growth in
ASEAN Nations and Increase in Their Populations
 Establish Stronger Food Value Chain with Cooperation with Domestic
 Provide Comprehensive Support into ASEAN Markets Based on GFVC
Utilize Super Sorghum Strategically under the Economic
Support System
◆Summary ”Today’s Message from SOL Holdings”
High Productivity of “Super Sorghum”
Realize Authentic “Made with Japan”
by Japanese State-of-the-art Technology
Contribute Largely to Improve Profitability and
Income for Agricultural Workers in Vietnam
Best Practice in Vietnam to ASEAN Nations
and the World!