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Initiative to protect food systems in Asian mega delta launched in Can Tho

The “Securing the Food Systems of Asian Mega-Deltas for Climate and Livelihood Resilience” Initiative (AMD) was launched at a conference in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on June 28.This initiative aims to create resilient, inclusive, and productive deltas – which maintain socio-ecological integrity, ...

Center to be set up for Mekong Delta agriculture development

A center to provide guidelines for agricultural production in the Mekong Delta will be established in Can Tho City.The Mekong Delta Agricultural Product Center would act as a hub connecting farmers, producers and traders, Duong Tan Hien, deputy chairman of Can Tho, said at a ...

Nguyen Anh

Mekong Delta mitigates saltwater intrusion damages

Proactive prevention measures and “proper” restructuring of crop cultivation in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta have proved effective in mitigating saline intrusion in the 2021-22 dry season.The delta normally faces saltwater intrusion in the dry season which lasts from December to April, severely impacting agricultural ...

Transport infrastructure key to Mekong Delta’s economic growth

A vast major economic zone covering 40,400 sq.km., the Mekong Delta boasts abundant advantages in agricultural production and investment attraction across a variety of fields. However, for years, the slow development transport infrastructure has hindered the development of the region, becoming a bottleneck that prevent ...

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 ...

Minister urges Mekong Delta to develop agricultural economy mindset

The agriculture sector in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta’s 12 provinces and Cần Thơ City should change its mindset from merely production and instead become an agricultural economy to enable farmers to sell their produce, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Lê Minh Hoan said.In the delta, ...

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 fishermen struggle to survive

Climate change and the operation of hydropower dams upstream have left water bodies dry in An Giang, a wetland area and the first place in Việt Nam to receive floodwater from the Mekong, devastating fish stocks and threatening the livelihoods of local communities.According to independent ...

US funds Mekong Delta coastal habitat protection

A project to conserve coastal habitats in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta has been launched with financial support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The project, called the Mekong Delta Coastal Habitat Conservation project, was announced during U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris’s visit to Vietnam in ...

Minh Nga

Mekong Delta long-term future relying on renewables

The latest draft of the country’s Power Development Plan 8 (PDP8) puts focus on renewable energy development – however, the Mekong Delta should see more attention in the development of renewables to protect its assets in the long run.In the view of Le Anh Tuan – ...

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