Climate Smart Agriculture: Capturing the Synergies Among Mitigation, Adaptation and Food Security in Malawi, Vietnam and Zambia

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CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE: CAPTURING THE SYNERGIES AMONG MITIGATION, ADAPTATION AND FOOD SECURITY IN MALAWI, VIETNAM AND ZAMBIA

The activities so far conducted by the CSA project team in Vietnam: * Since the official beginning of the project in February 2012, two missions have been undertaken to discuss the project with main stakeholders, including through field visits to Son La and Yên Bái, in order to identify specific country needs relating to food security, agricultural development and climate change policies. * Various meetings were held with:

* the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. Specifically: Director of Vietnam UNREDD+, Vietnam Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Environment (IMHEN), NIAPP, Vietnam Farmers’ Union (VNFU) * DARD in Son La, People’s Committee in Yên Bái, NOMAFSI director and scientists in Phú Thọ * the General Statistical Office to identify potential data sources that can be used to support project’s evidence base * international organizations, donors and NGOs: UNDP, EDF, SNV, World Bank, European Union, Norwegian Embassy, New Zealand Embassy, USAID, Oxfam * local and international academic/research institutions: NOMAFSI, IAE, CASRAD, IPSARD under VAAS; CIEM; Hanoi Agricultural University; Centre for Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (CRES) of the Vietnam National University; Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research; Bioforsk * Project document revised with Vietnam specific information on focus areas and activities and submitted to MARD * Regions and activities of focus were identified in close collaboration with MARD and NOMAFSI: * Regions: Son La, Yên Bái, Điện Biên

* Activities:
1. Sustainable land management practices for maize and agro-forestry systems in the uplands, and barriers to their adoption 2. Diversification of...
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