Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Vietnam: Climate change and land use project makes plans for 2013

The second annual review and planning workshop of the Climate Change Affecting Land Use in the Mekong Delta: Adaptation of Rice-based Cropping Systems (CLUES) Project was held at Can Tho City, Vietnam, earlier this month.

The project, funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), started in March 2011 and will end in February 2015.

Reiner Wassmann, CLUES project leader, presented about greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from rice and their significance, measurement, and options for mitigation.

Database management, data-sharing, and linkages among project theme activities; information dissemination; publication; and outreach were considered very important at this stage of the project.

Workshop participants visited field and greenhouse experiment sites at the Cuu Long Delta Rice Research Institute (CLRRI).

IRRI scientists involved in the annual review and workshop were Dr. Wassmann, To Phuc Tuong, Abdelbagi, Russell Reinke, Romeo Labios, and Ngo Dang Phong.

Other attendees were Bennet Macdonald and John Ward of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation; Chu Thai Hoanh of the International Water Management Institute; and Geoff Morris and Vu Thi Hai Hau of ACIAR Vietnam.

The workshop was held on 12-13 March 2013.

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