Intercropping and advanced farming techniques used in the Central Highlands provinces are helping farmers adapt to the effects of climate change, including unusually heavy rains, whirlwinds and prolonged droughts. A farm in Gia Lai Province is intercropped with other kinds of plants and uses an efficient irrigation system.Serious damage to key crops like pepper and coffee has occurred in the region, which includes Kon Tum, Gia Lai, Dak Lak, Lam Dong and Dak Nong provinces, according to Vu Duc Con, deputy director of the Dak Lak Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. To improve income, farmers have intercropped various types of plants in coffee or pepper orchards. Bui Van An in Dak Lak’s Buon Ho Town, for instance, began to intercrop 2ha of coffee trees, many of which had died in the dry season because of water shortage, with 100 avocado trees and 240 durian trees in 2013, improving his coffee cultivation and yield. Besides income from coffee, he earns hundreds … [Read more...] about Vietnamese farmers adapt to climate change
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Participants at the conference in Ha Tinh province (Photo: baotainguyenmoitruong.vn) Ha Tinh (VNA) – Scientists and business managers gathered at a conference held in the central province of Ha Tinh on August 1, sharing practical experience in promoting green growth and responding to climate change. At the event, organised by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment in collaboration with the Vietnam Association for Conservation of Nature and Environment and the local Department of Natural Resources and Environment, participants recommended possible measures to carry out the national strategy on green growth and climate change response in each locality and each sector. Mechanisms and policies to engage local residents in green practices were on the table while the role of social organisations in supervising the implementation of green growth strategy was highlighted. According to Vice Director of the provincial Department of Natural Resources and Environment Phan Lam … [Read more...] about Conference in Ha Tinh province promotes green growth
Illustrative image (Source: VNA) HCM City (VNA) – Promoting investment in green growth was the focus of a forum on sustainable finance in Ho Chi Minh City on May 28. Participants at the event, who included experts from management agencies like the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the State Bank and the State Securities Commissions, commercials banks and international and domestic investment funds, discussed measures to push the implementation of green growth strategy targets. They also looked for ways to mobilise investment capital for climate change adaptation projects as Vietnam is facing increasing challenges from climate change. The International Financial Corporation (IFC) forecasted that from now until 2030, investment in climate-related projects in Vietnam could amount to 753 billion USD, including 59 billion USD in renewable energy and 80 billion USD in green works. Experts said that investment flow and funding from the private economic sector has a crucial role … [Read more...] about Forum seeks to promote investment in green growth
The recognition of the Non Nuoc Cao Bang Geopark in Cao Bang province as a UNESCO Global Geopark is among the outstanding events in 2018 selected by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) has selected 10 top events in fields under its management in 2018. The following are the events. 1. The 8th plenum of the 12th Party Central Committee issued Resolution 36-NQ-TW dated October 22, 2018 on the Strategy on Sustainable Development of the Marine Economy to 2030 with a vision to 2045. The resolution outlines five major policies on developing the marine and coastal economy along with three breakthroughs and seven key groups of solutions. 2. The 14th National Assembly adopted the Law on Measurement and Map. This is the first time Vietnam has had a law regulating professional activities in the field of measurement and mapping, which is significant in the context of the Fourth Industrial … [Read more...] about Resources-environment sector selects top 10 events in 2018
Happy Birthday to our dearest VIR! 28 years of deep and dynamic journalism Luc Mandret - General manager MSLGROUP Vietnam VIR is a very trusting partner for MSL, as one of Vietnam’s top tier business media outlets. We are thrilled to partner with VIR for the quality of the holistic understanding of the business, with the most updated economic news, and insightful in-depth articles. VIR is an essential reading for business leaders, investors, and decision-makers in Vietnam. And for MSL as a communication agency, we really appreciate highlighting our clients’ prospective and financial news. It’s always a pleasure to work with VIR journalists: they are proactive, knowledgeable, and reliable in reporting accurate news and analysis. For us, VIR has been one of our key media partners. We highly appreciate the hard-working and dedicated reporters from VIR, who have supported us in many events and business stories for our clients in diverse sectors such as … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday to our dearest VIR!