The Drought and Salinity Intrusion in the Mekong River Delta of Vietnam
As an impact of the ongoing El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon, severe drought and salinity intrusion has been occurring in Mekong River Delta (MRD) of Vietnam and has caused varying degrees of damage to agriculture, fisheries and the livelihoods of people in the region. On 15 March 2016, the Vietnamese government and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organized a meeting with donors, international organizations and other partners to discuss joint efforts for drought response and recovery.
The assessment and evaluation activity aimed to achieve the following objectives:
1. Conduct a first-hand observation and assessment of the degree and extent of the drought and salinity intrusion crisis in the MRD;
2. Provide location-specific and integrated recommendations to the current problems in the region that will improve the preparedness and coping capacity of the affected areas;
3. Identify possible CSA options for incorporation in current and future donor/development interventions; and
4. Identify R4D actions of CGIAR centers in the region.
CGIAR Research Centers in Southeast Asia