The survey team in Soc Trang Province
The survey team in Soc Trang Province. Photo: EfD Vietnam

Training and technical support on adaptation to salinity intrusion could enhance food security

Research Brief
1 April 2024

Based on the EfD Discussion Paper entitled “Gender-differentiated impacts of salinity intrusion on agricultural production and food security: A study in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam” by Dang, L.H., Pham, T.T & Pham, K.N.

Hoa Le Dang, Thuyen Thi Pham, Nam Khanh Pham


Research questions: How does salinity intrusion affect agricultural production and food security and how are male and female farmers different in those impacts?

Key Messages 

  • Climate change, extreme climate events, and recent salinity intrusion are growing concerns for the Mekong Delta in Vietnam. 

  • It is important to control soil salinity through drainage and water management practices to avoid loss of production. 

  • High yield loss due to salinity leads to a significant reduction in income, food expenditure, and consumption of some main foods. 

  • Training on salinity intrusion and adaptation has enhanced rice production and farmers’ income. 

  • Government authorities should promote research to introduce rice varieties that are well adapted to salinity and local conditions, and to spread these varieties to high-saline regions. 


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Publication reference
EfD Research Brief_MS 1278 DP 24-06
Publication | 8 May 2024