The USAID Mekong Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change partner, the Asian Management and Development Institute, has conducted a detailed livelihoods assessment in Thuan Hoa commune in Kien Giang province, Vietnam. The assessment evaluates how existing and potential livelihoods are impacted by climate change and helps identify opportunities to improve local incomes. The work also gauged the community's ability to implement climate resilient livelihood strategies at the household, community and local government levels. The research team targeted aquaculture farmers, shrimp-rice farmers, landless or land-poor residents and women.

The analysis indicates that many of their existing livelihood options will not be climate resilient in the long term without changes to techniques and practices. All the existing natural resource-based livelihood sectors are vulnerable to climate change with agriculture, animal husbandry and aquaculture sectors already experiencing negative effects. Click here to learn more.

Source: USAID/RDMA Regional Environment Office Weekly Update