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06/01/2018 - 17:09

Evaluation workshop of livelihood models in Quang Loi

On Jan 4 afternoon, the Project “Building sustainable development and climate change resilience for Tam Giang Lagoon communities” organized the evaluation workshop of agriculture and aquaculture models carried out by the local families. Although being impacted by the recent Typhoon No.12, and there are still rooms for improvement, the models initially give some prospects.

President of Thua Thien Hue Union of Friendship Organizations Tran Thi Mai delivers remarks at the workshop

With a total of nearly 1,200 ha of water surface area, and 960 ha of agriculture land area, Quang Loi has good potentials to thrive. However, alike many coastal areas of Vietnam, the commune has been facing severe challenges of climate change, and poverty alleviation in combination with sustainable development. The locality therefore is under pressure to seek for new and effective models of cultivation and utilize resources integratedly.

Planned area for Chem fish-farming in Ngu My Thanh village, Quang Loi commune

The 3-year project, held by the People’s Committee of Quang Dien District is funded by Solidarity Service International (SODI), Germany; and Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany; and under the coordination of Thua Thien Hue Union of Friendship Organizations.

With a total budget of over 230,000 Euro and coverage of diverse interventions in the three integrated economic, social and environmental dimensions, the project has brought about positive impacts to the target communities, especially in the field of development of alternative livelihoods, such as community-based tourism or climate change adaptive agriculture, and afforestation of mangrove system on the lagoon.

Story and photos:  The Vinh

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