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Adaptation of Rice-Shrimp Farming: How community adaptation solutions can inform landscape level change
24 May 2016
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Author: Joseph Vile/AMDI Research Officer & Shelley Gustafson/Scientific Editor

The Adaptation of Rice-Shrimp Farming in the Mekong Delta: How Community Adaptation Solutions can Inform Landscape Level Change informs the transfer of successful models and lessons learned from the preliminary pilot stage to wider areas.

The USAID Mekong Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change (USAID Mekong ARCC) and partner NGOs, Asian Management and Development Institute (AMDI) and Vietnam Red Cross implemented pilot rice-shrimp farming adaptation strategies in 2014-15 within Thuan Hoa, directly involving 32 farmers working 54 ha of land. Concurrently, USAID Mekong ARCC and partner AMDI sought to demonstrate the initiative to the Vietnam Government, and subsequently responded to their request to conduct a comprehensive review of rice-shrimp farming practices extending across five delta provinces. As a result, there has been a significant leveraging effect from small-scale community adaptation in influencing landscape change.

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