Vietnam vanilla

This article from the Hanoi Times comes by way of this post in an Indonesian yahoo group (translator).

Vietnam succeeds in growing vanilla
Posted at 17h11, Day 22 February, 2008

Hanoi Times – Vanilla plants have been successfully test-grown in Thua Thien-Hue province’s mountainous district of A Luoi. The research was conducted out of the Center for Scientific Research and Agriculture-Forestry Technology Development of the College of Agriculture and Forestry under Hue University. Le Van An, head of Hue University’s International Cooperation Department, announced the results o­n February 13.

update: additional reference