600,000 hectares of rice planted earlier in Vietnam to avoid risk of salinity intrusion from the 2019 El Niño
Based on directives issued by the Vice Minister of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and the Department of Crop Production, the rice planting calendar in the Mekong River Delta was adjusted to avoid salinity intrusion brought by the 2019 El Niño.
The adjustments, which are covering more than 600,000 hectares, were guided by the climate-risk related maps and adaptation plans developed by the 13 provinces comprising the Mekong River Delta, the Vietnamese Government’s Department of Crop Production and CCAFS Southeast Asia.
Highlights from the project:
- Journal article: Development of a participatory approach for mapping climate risks and adaptive interventions (CS-MAP) in Vietnam’s Mekong River Delta
- Blog: Vietnam adopts pre-emptive measures in the Mekong River Delta against El Niño
- News update: Climate Risk Informed Crop Calendar developed for the 13 provinces in the Mekong River Delta, Vietnam
- Working paper: Development of Climate-Related Risk Maps and Adaptation Plans (Climate Smart MAP) for Rice Production in Vietnam’s Mekong River Delta
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Vietnam (MARD)