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Published on 25 January 2018
On a global level, migration to urban areas remains as high as ever: one person in every 200 moves from rural areas to the city every year. Against this backdrop it is difficult to attribute migration to individual causes, not least because it can be challenging to find people who have left a region in order to ask why they went, and because every local…
Published on 23 January 2018
The BIM Group is a leading diversified corporation in Vietnam, successfully establishing its mark in four main business fields namely: Tourism Development & Real Estate Investment, Agriculture – Food, Commercial Services, and Renewable Energy. AC Energy is the Ayala Group’s business arm in the energy sector, with investments in renewable energy and conventional power plants. AC Energy is one of the fastest growing regional energy…
Published on 20 January 2018
Vietnam shares the fruits of the Mekong River system with neighboring China, Myanmar, Laos, and Cambodia. Each nation has a vested interest in the maintenance of the Mekong due to the role it plays in agricultural production and the southeastern trade routes that it facilitates. However, due to its low-lying coastal geography, the Mekong Delta is considered one of the most vulnerable deltas in the…
Published on 9 January 2018
Climate change is here Vietnam’s vulnerability is exacerbated by its 2,150-mile-long coastline and proximity to the tropics. Vietnam’s 95 million people and the bulk of its economic assets, including a large rural population, are concentrated in the coastal lowlands, which are susceptible to typhoons. Every year since 1990, natural disasters have cost on average about one percent of GDP and caused 500 casualties. In…
Published on 9 January 2018
More than 35 experts from the livestock, animal health, public health and agriculture sectors in the country, representing funders, national institutes, government at both central and provincial levels, embassies, civil society, research academia and the private sector attended the meeting. In opening remarks, Hung Nguyen, regional representative for the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in East and Southeast Asia, said that the climate-sensitive diseases (CSDs)…
Published on 6 December 2017
At that time, international scientists pointed out that Truong Son is one of the richest biodiversity centers in the world. Some of them said Truong Son is in the top 10, while others say the top 15, but they all agreed that Truong Son is among the leading centers.The discovery of sao la (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis), one of the world’s rarest large mammals, a forest-dwelling bovine…
Published on 20 September 2017
Central Vietnam is often in the path of tropical storms and depressions that form in the East Sea, which can intensify to form tropical cyclones known as typhoons (the Pacific equivalent of an Atlantic hurricane). Typhoon Doksuri developed and tracked exactly as forecast, meaning that evacuations were relatively effective in saving lives. What’s more, the storm moved quickly over the affected area, delivering only 200-300…
Published on 29 August 2017
These were just some of the questions discussed at a high-level inter-ministerial workshop held in Hanoi June 6-7, 2017 hosted by the Ministry of Agricultural Development (MARD) of Viet Nam and supported under the Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag) Programme. The NAP-Ag Programme is a joint effort led by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the…
Published on 25 August 2017
“Many APEC [Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation] economies have already felt the full force of agricultural losses from natural disasters in recent years, with the vast majority of these being climate related,” said Kundhavi Kadiresan, Assistant Director-General and FAO Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific. Geographically, the negative impact of climate change on agricultural output could result in lower yields of rice, wheat, corn and soybeans…
Published on 22 August 2017
PPFS members updated the two-day meeting on outcomes of completed and ongoing activities for 2017, and discussed and approved the action plans to implement the APEC Framework for Multi-Year APEC Programme on Food Security and Climate Change and APEC Strategic Framework for Rural-Urban Development to Strengthen Food Security and Quality Growth. Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Lê Quốc Doanh said agriculture depends much…
Published on 20 August 2017
Increasingly unpredictable weather According to the latest data released by the General Statistics Office, in the first seven months of 2017, natural disasters caused 75 fatalities and missing people and injured 77 others, while nearly 25,900 houses collapsed or were unroofed, in addition to 33,800 ha of rice and 18,100 ha of crops being flooded or damaged. Total damage during the reviewed period was estimated…
Published on 11 August 2017
Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland made the affirmation at a meeting with Vietnam’s Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh within the framework of the 50th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Manila, the Philippines on August 6.The two sides agreed to elevate the bilateral cooperation framework to a new height. While discussing regional and global issues, the ministers affirmed the central role of ASEAN in…
Published on 24 July 2017
"The map will help authorities and farmers prepare appropriate production plans," he told a seminar in Can Tho Province last week. However, Son cautioned that the plan cannot cover the entire region, just the large sub-regions of the Dong Thap Muoi and Long Xuyen quadrilateral, Ca Mau Peninsula, coastal areas, and alluvial zones. Bui Tan Yen, a scientist from the Research Programme on Climate Change…
Published on 13 July 2017
The agreement from 2017 to 2020 aims to enhance cooperation between the two ministries in connection with State managment activities. The two agencies will cooperate to review, adjust and issue policies and legal documents on natural resources and environment, and agriculture and rural development, including protection of bio-diversity, water resources, sea environment, agricultural restruction and new rural development. The cooperation will also include implementation of…
Published on 11 July 2017
Citing widespread safety concerns, nuclear-established countries seemed to either shift their policies towards reducing dependence on nuclear energy or phase out the option completely. Yet, for emerging countries and those facing few or depleting fuel resources, nuclear energy could become an important component of their future energy mixes. Supporters argue that nuclear energy may prove to be a more reliable source of power compared with…
Published on 8 July 2017
He stressed Vietnam is one of several countries most vulnerable to climate change and the negative impacts of unsustainable exploitation of water resources of the Mekong River.He reaffirmed the country’s commitment to attaining the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, including the key priorities of reducing poverty, addressing inequality, improving education, promoting renewable energy and coping with climate change."Vietnam has continues to integrate…
Published on 22 June 2017
Of the challenges, Vietnam can adapt to climate change, prevent population increase and migration, stop natural resource overexploitation and use the land in a more effective way. But it cannot adapt to or control hydropower dams and diversion projects. The building of hydropower dams on the Mekong River from China to Laos not only forces thousands of people to relocate their houses, it changes the…
Published on 16 June 2017
In 2015, Viet Nam joined the Paris Agreement Accord with roughly 200 other countries to begin implementing national plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The ministry has set up an action programme to deal with climate change in the period of 2016-20, targeting reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 20 per cent every ten years. For cultivation, the ministry has targeted effective rice cultivation in…
Published on 16 June 2017
“Shrimp and crabs in Ben Tre are always better than shrimp and crabs elsewhere, because the saltwater percentage is the best, so the meat tastes better,” he said. But Nguyen Van A also knows the percentage at which they begin to die. Last year, when the delta was devastated by the worst drought in recorded history, the amount of salt in Ben Tre’s water hit…
Published on 14 June 2017
Natural disasters are becoming more frequent and severe in Vietnam, and their impacts reach down to the youngest and most vulnerable in society, experts said at a conference held in Hanoi on Tuesday, a day after the World Day Against Child Labor. Vietnam, which is one of the five countries most vulnerable to climate change, was hit by 20 disasters last year, which included…
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