resilience

Agriculture is a vital source of income and employment in Vietnam, with more than half of the labour force working in the sector. Rice is a particularly important crop, and Vietnam is the second-largest rice exporter in the world. Most rice farmers cultivate less than half an acre of land. Although...
Ben Tre province in Vietnam’s southern Mekong Delta is extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and sea level rise. A large number of people live in the delta, which in some areas is less than two metres above sea level. The area is prone to seasonal and tidal flooding. For...
According to the World Bank, Vietnam loses 1-1.5 percent of GDP annually (approximately US $257 million) because of disasters such as floods, typhoons, landslides and drought. The agricultural sector, which contributes about 21 percent of GDP, is particularly affected by disasters and changes in...
The Red River and Mekong deltas in the north and south of Vietnam are highly vulnerable to climate change. People in these areas are witnessing more extreme rainfall, more frequent typhoons and storm surges, and saltwater intrusion where saltwater mixes with freshwater. Livelihoods such as farming...
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