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Dynamic change in rice production systems in the Mekong Delta

a students field study report from An Gian

Palmer, Sofia and Nilsson, Anna and Roigart, Adam (2008). Dynamic change in rice production systems in the Mekong Delta. Uppsala: (NL, NJ) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet. Rapporter (Institutionen för stad och land, SLU) ; 2008:3
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Abstract

Vietnamese agriculture has undergone many changes in modern time connected to politics, social structures
and a globalised economy. Looking at statistics rice production seems to be the key to understand the situation
of a Mekong Delta farmer, which was the objective of this study. In reality though the farming systems of high
yield rice production are starting to fail and are rapidly being supplemented by new systems. Because of a
quick increase in infrastructural quality and foreign investments it is possible to redirect the production
towards vegetables which need a higher level of industrialisation. The individual farmers are struggling to keep
up with “the new times” as governmental policies are often confusing and somewhat contradictory. Since
there are no subsidies and no social safety-net farmers are not to keen on doing rapid changes that may not
give any profit in the end, and would rather than stick to what has “always” worked. The different
organisations such as village committees, women union, farmer cooperatives and banks create a complex web
of economic and social aspects which must be considered when thinking of what affects a household in the
region. What is clear is that the region, and probably the whole country is facing a new era in agriculture
history.

Authors/Creators:Palmer, Sofia and Nilsson, Anna and Roigart, Adam
Title:Dynamic change in rice production systems in the Mekong Delta
Subtitle:a students field study report from An Gian
Series/Journal:Rapporter (Institutionen för stad och land, SLU) (1654-0565)
Year of publishing :2008
Number:2008:3
Number of Pages:50
Place of Publication:Uppsala
Publisher:Institutionen för stad och land, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
ISBN for printed version:978-91-85735-09-9
ISSN:1654-0565
Language:English
Additional Information:
Publication Type:Report
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:F Plant production > F01 Crop husbandry
Subjects:Obsolete subject words > FORESTRY, AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES and LANDSCAPE PLANNING > Plant production > Agronomy
Obsolete subject words > FORESTRY, AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES and LANDSCAPE PLANNING > Area economics > Agricultural economics
Agrovoc terms:rice, plant production, viet nam
Keywords:Vietnam, Agriculture
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-860
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-860
ID Code:9424
Faculty:NL - Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences (until 2013)
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
Deposited By: Informatör Anni Hoffrén
Deposited On:08 Feb 2013 10:32
Metadata Last Modified:02 Dec 2014 10:55

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