Better access to social activities and education would improve women’s adaptation to salinity intrusion

Research Brief
12 February 2024

Hoa Le Dang, Thuyen Thi Pham, Nhung Thi Hong Pham, Nam Khanh Pham

Research questions: How does gender matter in intra-household adaptation choices in response to salinity intrusion and which factors affect the choices?

Key Messages

  • Salinity (salt) intrusion has emerged as one of the pressing concerns for agriculture in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam.
  • There is a growing interest in gender differences in adaptation to salinity intrusion, due to the great differences in both knowledge and access to various resources between male and female farmers.
  • Wives and husbands are different in factors affecting their choices of adaptive measures as well as the number of adaptive measures that they intend to take.
  • Access to education, participation in formal institutions, and training on adaptation to salinity intrusion affect both the type and number of adaptive measures that wives intend to take.
  • Wives should be given timely and adequate support, encouraged to join more social activities and associations, and receive learning opportunities equal to those for husbands.

Files and links

Sustainable Development Goals
Publication reference
MS 1277
Publication | 12 February 2024