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Workshop on “Announcing the Framework Action Plan for Climate Change Adaptation of the Agriculture and Rural Development sector”

   7/3/2009

(Department of Science, Technology and Environment) On 29th May, 2009 in Hanoi, MARD organized the Workshop on “Announcing the Framework Action Plan for Climate Change Adaptation of the Agriculture and Rural Development sector” Present in the Workshop were representatives of the relevant Departments, research institutes, national and international organizations, foreign embassies, NGOs and the media. The Workshop was chaired by H.E. Dao Xuan Hoc, Vice Minister of MARD. The general objective of the Action Plan is to adapt to climate change in order to minimize the damage and ensure sustainable development of the agriculture and rural development sector in the context of climate change, with emphasis on the areas of stability and safety for the inhabitants, stable agricultural production, food security, dyke system safety, technical and economic infrastructure, disaster control and mitigation. The specific objectives of the Action Plan for Climate Change Adaptation are: 1) formulating a policy system which is integrated into the sector’s program and the specific activities; 2) developing an action plan and recommending policies to assist the impacted regions by climate change to promote sustainable agricultural production; 3) building capacity in research and forecast of climate change impacts on agriculture, water management, forestry, salt production, fisheries and rural development; 4) strengthening international cooperation and links with the international and regional programs to receive assistance on experience and technology in climate change mitigation and adaptation; 5) developing human resources in the sector on climate change mitigation and adaptation; 6) improving the awareness of the officials, staff and the community about climate change mitigation and adaptation in the sector; 7) ensuring that the rural community enjoy fair and equal rights from the climate change mitigation and adaptation activities.

Khong Trung Duan
7/3/2009

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