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Vietnam adopts pre-emptive measures in the Mekong River Delta against El Niño

With the proper agro-climatic advisory and planning system, 600,000 hectares of rice was planted earlier in Vietnam to avoid salinity intrusion brought by El Niño.

In the Mekong River Delta (MRD), over 1.7 million hectares of land are being used for rice production. This is more than half of the total arable land in the region. To maintain its status as the “rice bowl” of Vietnam, MRD’s rice production sector should be resilient to the different climate-related risks.

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