Finland Supports Climate Change Fight in Vietnam

Vietnam state-run news agency reported on 1 August that the Embassy of Finland in Vietnam launched a project to back Vietnam’s central Quang Tri province to deal with climate change’s impacts in agricultural production.

The project, worth over 153,000 euros (187,568 U.S. dollars), aims at identifying products for agricultural development for sandy areas, replicating some effective models that have already been successfully implemented and developing production strategies for sandy areas in order to raise people’s income and minimize impacts of climate change.

The project will be implemented from 2012 to 2014 in the province’s three communes of Hai Que, Trieu Van and Trieu Giang.

The central coastal province of Quang Tri, some 420 km south of capital Hanoi, is one of the most vulnerable to climate change in Vietnam. The province’s climate is relatively harsh, mainly influenced by the hot dry southwest wind, storms and heavy rainfall.

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