Low-carbon rice production helps Việt Nam meet emission target

Moving to low-carbon rice production offers the highest potential for Việt Nam to meet its goal of cutting methane emissions by 30 percent by 2030 while boosting the competitiveness of a strategic export item, according to a new World Bank report, titled “Spearheading Việt Nam’s ...

Project helps strengthen Mekong Delta’s resilience against climate change

The “Vietnam Nature-based Solutions for Adaptation in Agriculture through Private Sector Transformation” (VN-ADAPT) is expected to greatly contribute to supporting the resilience of the Mekong Delta region against the severe impacts of climate change. The project has been jointly launched by the Netherlands Development Organisation ...

Mekong Delta steering committee for agriculture, rural development established

A steering committee for agriculture and rural development in the Mekong Delta has been established under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) for the 2020-2025 period. Under the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development’s decision, the committee will provide consultancy for the MARD ...

Measures for helping delta farmers break the stranglehold of rice paddy

Prof. Vo Tong Xuan, honorary rector of Nam Can Tho University, argued that the designation of GDP from top down using ton of rice as the unit has forced many farmers in the Mekong Delta to only cultivate rice paddy rather than planting other crops ...

Mekong Delta faces challenge to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in rice farming

Rice production is one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture, and how to reduce the emissions while still ensuring food security and raising farmers’ income in the Mekong Delta is now a hard nut to crack to many.Nguyen Van Toan from ...

Mekong Delta's biggest irrigation system near completion

A mega irrigation system to save southern Vietnam’s Mekong Delta from drought and salinity will be fully completed in two weeks.The system worth VND3.3 trillion ($142.17 million) comprises two parts on the Cai Lon and Cai Be rivers, both originating in Hau Giang Province and ...

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Climate-Smart Maps and Adaptation Plans (CS-MAP) launched

To help farmers manage climate-related risks such as flooding, drought and saline intrusion, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has launched the Climate-Smart Maps and Adaption Plans (CS-MAP).CS-MAP integrates local knowledge and science-based research to provide location-specific risk maps and adaptation plans for rice ...

Vietnam aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in rice sector

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development last week held the first workshop on the implementation of Vietnam’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) in the rice sector. The workshop was organised in collaboration with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), the Climate Technology Center and Network ...

Country's biggest rice producer raises production efficiency with new farming models

The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Kiên Giang in recent years has seen a rise in production efficiency after it began rotating rice cultivation and shrimp breeding on the same fields and switching to other crops on unproductive rice fields.The switch was part of the province’s agricultural restructuring plan and Government Resolution 120 ...

Sustainability the goal for agricultural product consumption

The consumption of agricultural products will move towards diversity and sustainability, according to a newly-approved plan.Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc recently approved a plan to change agricultural product consumption in 2021 – 2025, with a vision to 2030. The plan will build a binding mechanism ...

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