Risk of Quantity Increase in Vietnamese Construction Projects.
Neoliberal Urbanism, Contested Cities and Housing in Asia.
Vietnam : Technical Assistance Report-Report on Residential Property Price Statistics Capacity Development Mission.
Evaluation of retrofitting responses to urban flood risk in Ho Chi Minh City using the Motivation and Ability (MOTA) framework.
Megalopolitan megalomania: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s Southeastern region and the speculative growth machine.
Employment Creation in Non-Agricultural Sectors.
Matching in Marriage Market and Labor Market [PhD thesis].
Poverty Measurement in the Era of Food Away from Home : Testing Alternative Approaches in Vietnam.
Online peer influences are associated with receptiveness of youths: The case of Shisha in Vietnam.
Elderly's Thought About Nursing Homes: A Case Study of Vietnamese Elderly.
Agent-based Modeling of Inter-provincial Migration in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam: A Data Analytics Approach.
Who is an internal migrant?
Exploring gender dimensions of water insecurity and governance in the Lower Mekong Region.
Chapter 10 - Addressing the Arsenic Issue in the Lower Mekong Region: The Challenges and Systematic Approaches.
Damming the Mekong: Impacts in Vietnam and Solutions.
Institutional Frameworks for Development and Management of the Mekong River’s Water Resources.
Optimizing Dam Management in the Mekong River Basin to Minimize Environmental Impacts.
The Water Governance Reform Framework: Overview and Applications to Australia, Mexico, Tanzania, U.S.A and Vietnam.
Gender in Development Discourses of Civil Society Organisations and Mekong Hydropower Dams.
AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Assessment of Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture and Fisheries in the Coastal Areas of Thua Thien Hue Province, Vietnam.
Mac Nhu Binh, Le Duc Ngoan, Le Thi Hoa Sen, Nguyen Thi Thanh Thuy, Jennifer Bond and others. Agriculture and Development Notes, 2018, volume 8, number 4.
Free full text http://www.searca.org/knowledge-resources/1603-pre-download?pid=413.
Abstract: Vietnam is one of the five countries predicted to be the most affected by climate change due to its long coastlines; high concentration of population and economic activity in coastal areas; and heavy reliance on agriculture, natural resources, and forestry (Word Bank 2011). Located in Central Vietnam, Thua Thien Hue’s agricultural and fisheries sectors have always been negatively affected by climate change. Recognizing the problem, in recent years, Thua Thien Hue province has developed many policies and action strategies to mitigate the impacts of climate change. Thua Thien Hue Provincial People’s Community assigned the responsibility to the Department of Agricultural and Rural Development (DARD) and the Department of Natural Resource and Environment to carry out the Provincial Target Program on climate change. Sadly, the program implementation has been said to primarily focus on building response capacity, such as having annual evacuation plans, training people in disaster drills, and providing weather data to local authorities; lacking a long-term planning perspective (Mendoza 2014).
Enhancing the marketing capacity of agricultural cooperatives in Hoa Vang District, Da Nang City, Vietnam.
Quach Xuan, Du Tien, Pham Lien and Ho Hai. Discussion Paper Series - Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), 2018, number No.2018-3, p. 48 pp.
Free full text https://www.cabdirect.org/cabdirect/abstract/20193054729.
Abstract: Traditionally, agricultural cooperatives in developing countries focus their support solely on agricultural production, often overlooking marketing and trading activities. In many cases, this results in a mismatch between supply and demand and increases the risk of bankruptcy among cooperatives. This is true for many cooperatives in Vietnam, including those from the rural district of Hoa Vang in Da Nang City. At present, there are 43 agricultural cooperatives in Da Nang, 18 of which are located in Hoa Vang. Their products include rice, vegetables like cucumber, fruits, mushroom, meat, fishes, eggs, sesame, and ornamentals like flowers and bonsai plants. Like many others, these cooperatives do not provide support to its farmer members for trading their produce. Farmers, thus, have to rely on their own limited capacity to sell their products, usually in the local markets or restaurants. This significantly affects their productivity, as farmers do not feel confident about increasing production. It also affects the cooperatives' branding because consumers cannot distinguish between local and sustainably produced or clean agricultural products from others. Therefore, it is important to build the capacities of cooperatives and its farmer members in terms of marketing and trading their agricultural products. It is in this context that the project titled "Enhancing the Marketing Capacity of Agricultural Cooperatives in Hoa Vang District, Da Nang City of Vietnam" was proposed. The project aimed to increase the income of farmers and ensure food safety for local residents and tourists in Da Nang through the sustainable supply of "clean" agricultural products. Clean products, in the context of this project, pertains to the produce from farmers who practice Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and do not apply chemical fertilizers or pest control. The outcomes of this project were envisioned to solve not just the current difficulties of cooperatives in HoaVang, but also for agricultural cooperatives elsewhere.
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Untapped Potential: Agricultural Social Networks as the future of Karst Science Communication in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam.
Elizabeth J Willenbrink, Leslie A North and Vu Thi Minh Nguyet. Focus On Geography, 2018, volume 61.
Abstract: Hang Son Doong, the world's largest documented cave, is more than just a record-breaking karst phenomena. For the resident's in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park (PN-KB), Son Doong and the Park's 300 other discovered caves are a representation of the beauty and uniqueness of the region's karst landscape (Figure 1). Karst landscapes are known for their unique cave systems and spectacular surface features. Formed in carbonate rock, such as limestone, karst landscapes are characterized by bedrock that is dissolved easily by water, resulting in the creation of conduits, caves, and surface features such as sinkholes and karst towers. These landscapes are also home to unique endemic cave and surface species (Ford and Williams 2007). Despite their fantastic and unique features, karst landscapes are highly vulnerable to anthropogenic degradation such as water contamination, surface erosion, and deforestation (Ford and Williams 2007; Fleury 2009). While PN-KB residents are eager to speak about the benefits of karst-centric tourism and show caves in their area, many lack fundamental knowledge about the formation of PN-KB's geology and, even more importantly, its extreme fragility to human development, especially agriculture. --- PN-KB is a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site located in central Vietnam. Measuring 350,000 hectares, the Park is a protected area covering one of the largest karst massifs in Asia (Tranh 2012) (Figure 2). The Park is known for its dense jungle, abundant biodiversity, massive cave systems, and soaring karst towers, some of which measure up to 1,000 meters (Hübner et al. 2014). Less frequently noted, however, is the Park's large local population. Nearly 65,000 people live within the PN-KB buffer zone, the majority of which practice small-scale subsistence and commercial agriculture (Tranh 2012; Willenbrink 2018) (Figure 3)....
Adaptation Options for Rice-Based Cropping Systems in Climate Risk-Prone Provinces in the Mekong River Delta: An Assessment Report.
Bui Ba Bong, Leocadio Sebastian, Nguyen Hong Son, Bui Tan Yen, Nguyen Van Bo and others. CCAFS Working Paper No. 245, 2018.
Free full text https://cgspace.cgiar.org/bitstream/handle/10568/99248/CCAFS%20WP%20245_Mekong%20Assessment.pdf.
Abstract: This report highlights the results of consultation meetings and field visits organized by the Department of Crop Production and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security in Southeast Asia in association with the five offices of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Mekong River Delta provinces of An Giang, Can Tho, Dong Thap, Long An, and Tra Vinh. --- The meetings underlined progress made by the provinces on climate change adaptation and mitigation, options for risk reductions, crop production, conversion, management and practices as mandated in various circulars, directives, and decisions notably Decision No. 1915/QD-BNH-KH issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development that approved the Master Plan for Rice Production Development in Mekong River Delta to 2015, Vision to 2030 under the context of Climate Change. --- This assessment report also looks at various issues that affect the agricultural transformation of the region such as failure to recognize risks brought about by climate change, unpredictable prices of agricultural products in the local and world market, lack of linkages between farmers and potential markets, lack of knowledge and skills in growing new crops, and spontaneous breaching of provincial government plans in changing cropping systems, and more investments in modernizing agricultural infrastructure, among others. The report draws upon the critical importance of the master plan mentioned earlier in rice restructuring within the context of the whole Mekong Delta to guide and shape the actions of the visited provinces. Climate-related risks maps and adaptation plans (CS MAP), which is applied in the five Mekong Delta Region provinces, are found to be valuable in complementing the planting calendar of rice seasons.