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Vietnam Country Profile

Vietnam Country Profile

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IRRC: Vietnam 2011
Rice Situaon
Our current acvies are focused on the Mekong Deltain Vietnam, but address the Red River Delta as well. TheMekong Delta has 19 million people and 2 million hectaresof rice in 13 provinces. The Delta plays an important roleto naonal food security with 50% of naonal rice produc
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on and 90% of the exported rice. The poverty rate amongrural households in the Delta is around 20%.
Current Acvies
An IRRC Country Outreach Program (ICOP) in An Giangis the focal acvity. The program was launched in 2009as
Mot Phai, Nam Giam
or
1 Must Do
(cered seed),
5
Reducons
(ferlizer, inseccides, water usage, seed use,post harvest losses).The IRRC acvies in 2011 include:Expert advice and training in NRM technologies for
Mot Phai, Nam Giam
Extension of 
Mot Phai, Nam Giam
model into 5 otherMekong provincesInput into development of good agricultural pracce(GAP) for lowland riceSocio-economic studies of factors inuencing adoponof 
Mot Phai, Nam Giam
, and collecon of data forassessing the impact of adoponConnuaon of a learning alliance on postproducontechnologies to support public and privatestakeholders in developing and verifying businessmodels and innovave extension methodologies. Thecurrent focus is on laser leveling and hermec storage.Develop and test market models linked to improvedpostproducon technologiesAssessment of problems in large-scale storage faciliesin the commercial sectorLinking Vietnamese combine harvester manufacturerswith end users and the service sector in CambodiaSurveys in farmers’ elds of crop health problems; thedevelopment of a strategic decision tool for prescrip
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ons for crop health managementRICE-PRE, a strategic Crop Health decision tool, testedin farmers’ elds at 3 sites in the Red River Delta and 3sites in the Mekong DeltaInsect pest management using ecosystem engineeringClimate change aecng land use in the Mekong Delta:adaptaon of rice-based cropping systems
Outcomes and Impacts
1. In 2011, the An Giang best pracce model
Mot Phai, Nam Giam
was changed into the AgriculturalCompeveness Project of the World Bank.2. In 2010, the diusion of ecologically basedrodent management (EBRM) in the Mekong andRed River deltas led to an esmated 20,000 farmersadopng the technology. Aer implemenng EBRM,rodent damage was reduced by 33–50%, rice yieldswere increased by 2–5%, and rodencide use wasreduced by 62–90%.3. Laser leveling was cered by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development as a technologythat can be promoted through the extension system.4. The impacts of rice diseases, pests, and weedswere characterized at 6 sites (3 sites in the MekongDelta and 3 in the Red River Delta).
Produced by the Irrigated Rice Research Consortium Coordination Unit 
Household Survey Data
An Giang ICOP-Baseline household data collected inOctober 2009Rodent management-Baseline household datacollected April 2006; ex post data collected in April 2009(An Giang and Ha Nam); data on diusion and impactpathways collected in September 2009 (Ha Nam)Household survey and adopon study on thealternate weng and drying (started in June 2011)
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