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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 ...

Mekong plan outlines path to security

The Mekong Delta is stagnating on the back of poor frameworks and infrastructural gaps – flaws that are hoped to be remedied with a new 2021-2030 masterplan, driving regional socioeconomic growth.As the region has been focusing on ensuring food security for the whole country, the ...

Mekong Delta takes multiple measures to prevent forest fires

Authorities in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta are strengthening measures to prevent forest fires as the region enters its peak dry season and forests become highly vulnerable to fires.With a total area of nearly 40,000sq.km, the delta, which comprises 12 provinces and Cần Thơ City, ...

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 ...

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 should become role model in climate change adaptation: Minister

The Mekong Delta, the largest agricultural hub of Vietnam, should be confident to surmount difficulties and become a role model in climate change adaptation in the world, said Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Minh Hoan.Local agriculture officials pointed out certain problems such as ...

Mekong Delta urged to take measures to cope with drought and salt intrusion in 2022

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has issued a directive on the implementation of solutions to cope with drought and saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta, which is forecast to be harsh in the coming dry season.Reports from the ministry show that the flood ...

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 ...

Mekong Delta urgently needs climate change data: Conference

A conference was held in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on November 18 to raise local young people’s awareness of the importance of a database for environmental protection and climate change response.It was part of a project to build a communication programme to ...

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