WB experts expect Vietnam to be a pioneer in low-emission rice production

Published Aug 1, 2023

Tridge summary

Vietnam's rice production industry contributes to greenhouse gas emissions, and steps need to be taken to transform it towards sustainability. The priorities for the industry until 2030 include reorganizing production for farmers, implementing sustainable farming techniques, investing in infrastructure and irrigation, encouraging mechanization and processing, and promoting the circular economy. By addressing these challenges, the potential for greenhouse gas emission reduction in the Mekong Delta alone can reach 8-12 million tons of CO2e per year, benefiting rice-growing households and reducing environmental pollution.
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Original content

Rice production is one of the industries that increase greenhouse gas emissions. There are many reasons such as unsustainable agricultural intensification; high rates of fertilizer application and water use for irrigation; improper management of rice straw and rice husks... It's time for Vietnam's agriculture to transform towards sustainability, especially rice production in the Mekong Delta's rice bowl. The sooner it is implemented, the higher the benefits and the lower the costs. Conversely, the longer the delay, the higher the cost. Vietnam Agriculture Newspaper had an interview with Mr. Cao Thang Binh, senior expert on agriculture of the World Bank in Vietnam about this issue. Priorities for the rice industry from now to 2030 Before the current green growth trend, in order for Vietnam, especially the Mekong Delta to implement a sustainable agricultural transformation, what bottlenecks need to be solved? Sir? Rice is a traditional and important production industry of Vietnam. ...
Source: Agriculture
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