“Rice alone one is not sustaining their lives. They need to start to think of other agriculture products, such as cassava, cashew nuts and other crops.”
Rubber growers can boost resilience by adopting better cultivation methods, but will need more support.
Vietnamese minority communities, particularly minority women, are at the forefront of the climate crisis. They are developing their own coping strategies to deal with extreme weather.
The London-based bank’s cancellation of its role as financial advisor for the 1,980-megawatt Vinh Tan 3 coal power plant in Vietnam marks the latest move by a major international lender against coal.
The decreasing alluvia sedimentation loads of the Mekong River as a result of upstream dam building, together with the excessive sand mining downstream in the delta, is seen as a major driver.