Photo of the week #11: Land management in Vietnam

Photographer: Andrew Holbrooke
Publication: Rio Conventions Calendar

The global importance of enhanced land and soil management is becoming increasingly clear for sustainable food security.

Practicing Sustainable Land Management is an important measure in order to find long-tem solutions to the problems of food security, access to water and mitigation of climate change.

In Vietnam around 20 to 30 per cent of agricultural land could be flooded by the year 2100 due to rising sea-levels.

This week, Vietnam’s Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Nguyen Minh Quang warned that in the coming decades, climate change could cause bad weather conditions, flooding, drought and salt intrusion that would severely impact on water resources and agriculture.

This could severely reduce the country’s food production capacity.

The Rio Conventions Calendar is published annually by Entico in partnership with the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).

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