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Drought forecast for central, south-central coastal provinces in 2019

Drought forecast for central, south-central coastal provinces in 2019

There is a high risk of drought in the central and south-central coastal provinces as the dry season is forecast to extend to August and even September of 2019, according to Hoang Phuc Lam, Deputy Director of the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF).

Study predicts more severe droughts in Southeast Asia

Study predicts more severe droughts in Southeast Asia

Future scenarios of drought in many parts of Southeast Asia may become more frequent and intense if actions are not taken now to build resilience, according to the latest joint study by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Central region braces for abnormal drought

Central region braces for abnormal drought

This time last year, many parts of the central region were submerged under floodwater, but this year’s unusual aridity in the middle of the rainy season offers little solace.

Agricultural sector takes actions against drought

Agricultural sector takes actions against drought

The People’s Committees of provinces and cities across the country have been ordered to outline plans to fight drought and saline intrusion in the context of low water levels in many reservoirs, making it hard to provide sufficient water for agriculture production during the dry season 2018-2019.

Mekong Delta likely to face drought, salinity in winter-spring crop

Mekong Delta likely to face drought, salinity in winter-spring crop

The Mekong Delta region’s rice farming area in the 2018-2019 winter-spring crop is 1.57 million hectares, with production being expected at about 7 tonnes per hectares, but the region is forecast to face drought and salinity, especially in coastal areas.

Farming pressures must be tackled with innovation

Farming pressures must be tackled with innovation

As climate change continues to cause unusual and unpredictable weather around the world, it is creating new challenges for farmers. Drought, flooding, and temperature extremes will increase as the earth’s temperatures rise by 2-3°C (4-6°F) in the next 50 years, threatening farm productivity, decreasing harvests, and augmenting pest pressures.

Other crops to be planted on 120,138ha of rice fields in the south

Other crops to be planted on 120,138ha of rice fields in the south

Some 120,138 ha of rice fields affected by a lack of water and saltwater intrusion in the southern region will be used to grow other crops in 2018, according to the Department of Crop Production under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).

Making sense of climate change risks

Making sense of climate change risks

VOV.VN - To better assess, communicate and respond to risks from climate change at the community level, more than 100 experts gathered at a conference in Hanoi today (June 13), reported the Vietnam news Agency.

Tra Vinh restructures food crops to adapt to climate change

Tra Vinh restructures food crops to adapt to climate change

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Tra Vinh province encouraged local farmers to cultivate other food crops in the place of rice on around 7,900 hectares of farming land in areas prone to climate change impacts such as drought and seawater intrusion.