Impact of climate change on Vietnam's agriculture.
The agriculture sector accounts for some 40% of employment in Vietnam and around 15% of its annual export earnings. Meanwhile, the country is experiencing more extreme weather events.
- Critical river dykes and canal banks will erode faster than anticipated, especially in the south.
- As water-processing plants fail to contend with increasing salt intrusions, contamination levels in food will increase.
- Crop diversification could reduce Vietnam’s carbon footprint, with more diversified farms acting as carbon sinks.