More than 153,000 EUR will be provided to central Quang Tri province to
help it reduce the impacts of climate change on agriculture in sandy
This was revealed at a ceremony announcing
the next phase of a project to strengthen local capacities and reduce
the effects of climate change, by the Finish Embassy in Vietnam , the
provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and the
Centre for Rural Development in Central Vietnam , on July 31.
Funded by the Finish Embassy, the 153,778 EUR project will be
carried out in two phases. The first phase, which took place from 2009
to 2011, focused on introducing new models of production and training
courses to improve the awareness and capacity of local people to adapt
to climate change.
The second phase will be carried
out from July 2012 to June 2014 at Hai Que commune in Hai Lang district
and Trieu Van and Trieu Quang communes in Trieu Phong district. The
project will identify ways of developing agricultural production in
sandy areas by studying other models of production that have adapted to
climate change positively.
The project will raise
local people’s knowledge of new production and cultivation methods and
choose the plants and livestock that are best suited to these
It will also help to draw up an
effective strategy for agricultural production on sandy areas, increase
local people’s incomes and minimise the impacts of climate change.-VNA