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This report analyses the effect on yield and economic return of salinity-tolerant rice varieties and good farming practices, and suggests strategies for food production to adapt to salinity intrusion in the coastal Mekong delta. Official statistical data and primary data from recent projects in the Mekong delta were analyzed. Results showed that for areas with salinity level of up to 4%, the growing of salinity-tolerant rice varieties and the application of appropriate agro-chemicals could help farmers maintain their rice production and income. For salinity levels exceeding 4%, the conversion of rice culture to rice - shrimp rotational farming is an adaptation strategy. For national food security goals, rice production could be given to upper and mid-delta areas.

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Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Agricultural processing
  • Agricultural production
  • Agriculture
  • Fertilizer
  • Rice
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
  • Viet Nam
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Thailand
  • Myanmar
Copyright Unclear copyright
Version / Edition 1.0
License unspecified
Author (individual) Dang Kieu Nhan
Co-author (individual) Vu Anh Phap; Tran Huu Phuc; Nguyen Hieu Trung
Pagination 14 p.
Date uploaded June 16, 2015, 03:14 (UTC)
Date modified June 27, 2015, 00:44 (UTC)