The United Nation Development Programme (UNDP), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), and the authorities of five provinces Đắk Lắk, Đắk Nông, Khánh Hòa, Ninh Thuận, and Bình Thuận launched the project “Strengthening the resilience of smallholder agriculture to climate change-induced water insecurity in the Central Highlands and South-Central Coast regions of Vietnam” funded by Green Climate Fund (GCF). The project lasts from 2021 to 2016. It will assist over 5,000 people to access safe water resources, climate-resilient agricultural practices, and loans. Specifically, it will train farmers to manage climate risks by applying climate-resilient soil, crop planning, and management practices to reinforce the investment in water security. Additionally, farmers will be provided technical guidance and financial support on climate-smart agriculture practices to improve crop productivity.
Sources & further information: “A $30 million project launched to improve water security amid climate change” at https://vietnamnews.vn and “Khởi động dự án 30 triệu USD về thích ứng với biến đổi khí hậu” at https://www.vietnamplus.vn, accessed on 21 October 2021.