MARD: activities and achievement against desertification and drought in Vietnam


Vietnam ratified the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in 1998. Since then, various programs have been implemented and subsequently resulted in fruitful outcomes, e.g., an increase in the forest coverage ratio from 27.8% in 1993 to 42% in 2020, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).

Source & further information: “Vietnam proactively combats desertification, mitigates drought” at, accessed on 24 June 2020.