ADB: In Viet Nam, Government and Farmers Find New Ways to Manage Climate Change

 In 60 years working the land, Phung Minh has been at the mercy of the rains. They have nourished his crops but they have also destroyed them. Viet Nam’s current drought, the worst in decades, has wreaked havoc on farms. But when the skies open, the damage can also be severe.

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Publish Date: 14th February 2017

Last Updated: 19th February 2017

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