Mard ifad cba6 presentation - dr hung +roshan cooke - 19 apr2012

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Mard ifad cba6 presentation - dr hung +roshan cooke - 19 apr2012

  1. 1. Strengthening Adaptation to ClimateChange in Viet Nam’s Agricultureand Rural Development Sector Prof. Dr. Trieu Van Hung Director General, Department of Science and Technology and Environment Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) of Vietnam Roshan Cooke Environment and Climate Advisor, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
  2. 2. CC policies for agriculture and ruraldevelopment  Action Plan Framework for Adaptation to Climate Change (CC) in the Agriculture and Rural Development Sector  Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) Action Plan in Response to CC in the Agriculture & Rural Development Sector during the Period 2011-2015 with a Vision to 2050  Decision on GHG Emission Reductions in the ARD Sector  Office for the Coordination of Climate Change (OCCA)
  3. 3. Challenges with policy formulation andimplementation  Gap in knowledge on local level climate impacts  Competing development objectives - meeting rice production targets in light of predicted climate change impacts  Focus on “hard” adaptation measures (dikes, levees and hydraulic structures) – insufficient attention to “soft” adaptation measures  Forging partnerships with national research institutes, international expertise and donor agencies to improve climate change related policy frameworks
  4. 4. IFAD support - CC policy enhancement &implementation in ARD sector  CC issues fully integrated into a $100 mil programme of work  Support to the Office for the Coordination of Climate Change (OCCA) – policy enhancement  Integration of adaptation to climate change into the Provincial Socio-Economic Development Plan (SEDP)  Adaptation to CC in the Mekong Delta – funded through the IFAD Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP)  2012 – 2017 Learning Phase – engagement of key partners and knowledge management
  5. 5. Sea level rise in the Mekong Delta of 0.3 m over current conditions – 2050 Sea Level Rise: • 17 cm by 2030 • 30 cm by 2050 Mekong River Delta: • Inundation (> 0.5 m): 276,000 ha • Salinity (> 4 g/l): 420,000 ha. • Rice area: - 13% Source: IFPRI, 2011

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