Mekong Delta agriculture adapts to climate change

The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta has restructured agriculture towards climate-change adaptation and market demand by establishing specialised farming areas for its key agricultural products, and by growing other crops on ineffective rice fields or rotating rice with other crops on the same field. 

To develop the delta’s sustainable agriculture, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has planned agriculture orientation for its upper, middle and coastal sub-regions to 2030. The upper sub-region will develop diversified agriculture, focusing on rice and tra fish, on a sustainable basis. In the middle sub-region, horticulture will be the focus in an aim to develop the country’s largest fruit growing area. The coastal sub-region will develop agriculture based mainly on saline and brackish water and promote its advantage for aquaculture.

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