More research needed for climate resilience

Vietnam News – at a workshop on research for the development of a climate-resilient Southeast Asia held in Hà Nội on Wednesday, … Many new cultivation techniques adaptive to climate change have been transferred to farmers including rice intensification systems, a water saving rice production technology and planting grass to prevent erosion as well as providing food for cattle.
… However, experts have pointed out obstacles that hinder agricultural production’s adaptation to climate change. For example, when farmers often hesitate to invest in new farming techniques, it would increase production cost and slow the return of capital. Good production practices could increase productivity and income but could not help farmers escape poverty.

… The Department of Crop Production under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has worked with CCAFS in developing Climate-Smart Maps and Adaptation Plans (CS MAP) which is being implemented in 13 provinces in the Mekong Delta in Việt Nam.