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REPORT: Gap Analysis on the Rice-Shrimp Aquaculture Systems in the Vietnam Mekong Delta
24 March 2015
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Author: Jesper H. Clausen, Aquaculture Expert

Gap Analysis on the Rice-Shrimp Aquaculture Systems in the Vietnam Mekong Delta was conducted to provide the USAID Mekong Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change (USAID Mekong ARCC) Project an analysis of the gaps in the current rice-shrimp aquaculture systems in the Mekong Delta in Vietnam, with a specific focus on Thuan Hoa Commune in An Minh District of Kien Giang Province.

The findREPORT: Gap Analysis on the Rice-Shrimp Aquaculture Systems in the Vietnam Mekong Deltaings from this report indicate that the rice-shrimp farming systems are resilient systems that can produce shrimp in an ecological, low-impact manner. Already existing impacts of climate change in the Vietnam Mekong Delta have led to changed timing of the wet season, increase in salinity of the water, and changes in temperature, which has meant that the farmers in Thuan Hoa cannot grow the rice and the shrimp as they previously did. Some adjustments are therefore required for farmers to continue to generate income from shrimp now and in the future, and at the same time meet the Government of Vietnam’s food security policy in the commune, which indicates that rice should be part of the rotational system.