Thuan Hoa Villagers to Pilot Adaptation Measures to Climate Change

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Thuan Hoa Villagers to Pilot Adaptation Measures to Climate Change
March 20, 2015

At a recent ceremony organized by the U.S. Agency for International Development Mekong Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change (USAID Mekong ARCC) project and with partners Asian Management and Development Institute (AMDI) and the Vietnam Red Cross, over 300 households in Thuan Hoa commune in Vietnam’s Kien Giang Province received tools to help them adapt their livelihoods to the impacts of climate change.

In addition to technical assistance, villagers received more than 1.5 million post larvae shrimp, a salinity measurement tool and shrimp feed for their nursery. The commune representative received a water testing device for controlling and monitoring local water quality for shrimp-rice farms and other purposes. Later this month, pig raising households will receive two piglets and assistance with pigpen modification, bio-mattresses and feed.

AMDI will continue to oversee these activities with support from local staff to ensure proper implementation for maximum impact.

Source: USAID/RDMA Regional Environment Office Weekly Update