Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Mekong Delta suffering from repeated disasters

The Mekong Delta known as Vietnams rice basket, has been at the forefront of Vietnam's amazing agricultural transformation. As well as being key to the rice industry of Vietnam the Delta is also very important to the fish farming industry. But during the last few year the Mekong Delta has changed, with the constant effects of natural disasters hitting the region, less rainfall and serious salt water intrusion and more landslides are becoming a fact of life.

Huynh Minh E, who has spent all his life in An Binh Hamlet on Dat Islet in Ben Tre Province, said things have changed drastically over the last few years. "In the past, we suffered six months of salt-water intrusion, but now, this has expanded to seven months because of reduced rainfall," he said. Read more ..

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers. To get your copy of  'PPLAPP' click here.

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