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Dak Lak (VNA) – The National Agriculture Extension Centre and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) launched a communications programmne on disaster prevention, supply of materials and breeding chickens to farmers in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak on May 25.

Director of the centre Tran Van Khoi said Vietnam has been hit hard by natural disasters and climate change in recent years. Therefore, responding to climate change and disasters is a long-term task.

He urged each individual to raise their awareness of disaster prevention and production in adaptation to climate change.

To help restore the livelihoods of poultry farmers and poor households hit by drought and salinisation caused by El Nino, the centre and FAO granted breeding chickens and feed to 585 households in Dak Lak. Each received 20 chickens and 40kg of feed.

The project began in December 2017 in Dak Lak, Gia Lai, Ninh Thuan, Binh Thuan, Ben Tre and Kien Giang. It has contributed to raising local officials and farmers’ awareness of chicken and duck rearing techniques and climate change adaptation./.