Climate change has created such challenges in human life. Climate change has also put the natural resources and finance source of the residents at risk. The provinces of the lower stream of the Mekong Delta, including An Giang province, have been under negative effects of climate change, especially drought and salt intrusion for several years.
Under that circumstance, on 06/04/2018, Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, An Giang University held a workshop on salt-tolerant rice under climate change conditions in the Mekong Delta.
The overview of the workshop
Assoc.Prof. Dr. Vo Van Thang – Rector of An Giang University shared his opening remarks
Rector Vo Van Thang, representing An Giang University, presented a gift of appreciation to Prof. Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Tran
Attending the workshop were the experts in the field such as Prof. Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Tran – an expert in Mekong Delta research, specialists from Can Tho University, Mekong Delta Rice Institute, An Giang Provincial Departments, and Mr. Hoa Si Hien – a farmer who introduced the salt-tolerant rice.
The presentation of Prof. Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Tran
The presentation of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Ngoc De – Vice Dean of the Faculty of Rural Development, Can Tho University
Mr. Hoa Si Hien introducing the salt-tolerant rice
Discussions with the presenters
Group photo of the delegates
At the workshop, the delegates discussed and shared much information about salt-tolerant rice such as the salt intrusion cases, challenges and possible solutions in agriculture under climate change conditions, rice export, types of salt-tolerant rice and cultivation techniques, and achievements in producing salt-tolerant rice.
Ha Thanh – Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Translated by Chi Do Na