Experts are calling on the food industry to shift from monoculture maize farming both within and outside Thailand in order to sustainably solve the problem of air pollution from the burning of fields.
The toxic haze has been engulfing the North of Thailand for over a month. Chiang Mai claims the top spot as the city with the worst air quality in the world, but the governor refuses to declare the area a natural disaster zone.
More than 26,200 ha out of the 43,500 ha of forested area in the Mekong Delta province of Ca Mau are facing extremely high risks of wildfire, according to the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Renewable energy sources and cutting-edge battery storage technologies can meet Vietnams’s future energy needs say experts.
Once believed to number in the thousands, the dolphins of the Mekong River were devastated by war, hunting, and indiscriminate net fishing.
The Mekong Delta and the south-eastern region plan to grow other crops on more than 126,300ha of low-yield rice fields this year as a means of adapting to climate change and improving farmers’ incomes.