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World Journal of Agricultural Research. 2017, 5(4), 200-211
DOI: 10.12691/wjar-5-4-2
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Scaling Climate-smart Agriculture in North-central Vietnam

Elisabeth Simelton1, , Tham Thi Dao2, An The Ngo2 and Tam Thi Le1

1World Agroforestry Centre, ICRAF, Hanoi, Vietnam

2Vietnam University of Agriculture, Hanoi, Vietnam

Pub. Date: July 12, 2017

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Elisabeth Simelton, Tham Thi Dao, An The Ngo and Tam Thi Le. Scaling Climate-smart Agriculture in North-central Vietnam. World Journal of Agricultural Research. 2017; 5(4):200-211. doi: 10.12691/wjar-5-4-2


While the demand for climate-smart agriculture practices is rapidly growing in the 2010s, it remains vague in practice how to evaluate integrated farming systems, in particular. The study draws lessons learned from the My Loi climate-smart village, Ky Son commune, Ky Anh district, Ha Tinh province to explore the scalability potential to Ky Trung commune in the same district, and in the province. Specifically, we use mixed participatory field-based approaches to categorise current farming practices for the purpose of proposing context-specific climate-smart interventions, in addition to biophysical feasibility, policy support and expert consultations. Originating from local knowledge, five climate-smart agriculture models were derived with incremental implementation steps developed with technical expertise. While the specific components of the models are context-specific, the technologies and this improved approach for identifying CSA practices can be generically applied.

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