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Project • CRRP2023-04MY-Doan Van

Nature-based solutions for food security under climate change effects for sustainable development in the Mekong Delta

The climate is changing rapidly due to global warming caused by population increase and urbanization. The Mekong River Basin is heavily affected by climate change and anthropogenic activities such as river damming, land use change, and dyke construction, leading to extreme floods and drought occurring more frequently and unpredictably. Consequently, wetland compartments are disconnected from the main rivers, causing a lack of fresh water and nutrients for paddy fields in the Mekong Delta. Therefore, agricultural yield and productivity in the Mekong Delta have decreased, causing difficulties for local people and food insecurity in the region. This research aims at 1) holistically assessing individual and compound effects of climate change and human activities on streamflow and sediment in the entire Mekong Basin, 2) addressing the compound effects of climate-induced and man-made floods and droughts on agricultural practices, 3) proposing a comprehensive guideline to exploit flood water and sediment for agricultural cultivation, 4) developing a nature-based solution (i.e., floating rice) to support regional and global food security and enhance the income of farmers in the Mekong Delta, and 5) developing the capacity of early-career professionals, policymakers, stakeholders, and the local community. The project results are highly transferable to other river basins in the Asia-Pacific region and worldwide regions under a regional collaborative network and international agendas.

Collaborators

La Vinh Trung

Vietnamese-German University

Vietnam

Ha Thuc Vien

Vietnamese-German University

Vietnam

Hung T. Nguyen

Vietnamese-German University

Vietnam

Nguyen Thi Hoai

Vietnamese-German University

Vietnam

Luc Anh Tuan

Vietnamese-German University

Vietnam

Nguyen Thi Hoang Nguyen

Vietnamese-German University

Vietnam

Le Thanh Phong

Climate Change Institute - An Giang University

Vietnam

Huynh Ngoc Duc

An Giang University

Vietnam

Pham Van Quang

An Giang University

Vietnam

Phan Minh Dat

Hydrometeorological Forecasting Center of An Giang Province

Vietnam

Nguyen Thi Phuong Mai

Thuy Loi University

Vietnam

Nguyen Quang Binh

The University of Danang - University of Science and Technology

Vietnam

Vo Thanh Manh

Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of An Giang Province

Vietnam

Duong Truong Phuc

Center for Rural Development–Saemaul Undong

Vietnam

Le Hung Cuong

Farmers Union of An Giang province

Vietnam

Mongtoeun Yim

Royal University of Phnom Penh

Cambodia

Chandara Phat

Royal University of Phnom Penh

Cambodia

Net Yav

Royal University of Phnom Penh

Cambodia

Bunleng Se

Royal University of Phnom Penh

Cambodia

Nayelin Phorn

National Committee for Disaster Management - Cambodia

Cambodia

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Sameh Ahmed Kantoush

Kyoto University

Egypt

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Tetsuya Sumi

Kyoto University

Japan

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Mohamed Saber Mohamed Sayed Ahmed

Kyoto University

Egypt

Khagendra Pralhad Bharambe

Kyoto University

India

Menna Allah Farag Zaki Ahmed

Kyoto University

Egypt

Hung Nguyen

Columbia University

Vietnam

Manh-Hung Le

Goddard Space Flight Center

Vietnam

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Orlando F. Balderama

Isabela State University

Philippines

Van Tam Nguyen

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research

Vietnam