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Exploring the climate change concerns of striped catfish producers in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Nguyen, Anh L., Truong, Minh H., Verreth, Johan A.J., Leemans, Rik, Bosma, Roel H. and Desilva, Sena S. 2015, Exploring the climate change concerns of striped catfish producers in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam, SpringerPlus, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 1-8, doi: 10.1186/s40064-015-0822-0.

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Title Exploring the climate change concerns of striped catfish producers in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam
Author(s) Nguyen, Anh L.
Truong, Minh H.
Verreth, Johan A.J.
Leemans, Rik
Bosma, Roel H.
Desilva, Sena S.
Journal name SpringerPlus
Volume number 4
Issue number 1
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Berlin, Germany
Publication date 2015-02-01
ISSN 2193-1801
Keyword(s) Mekong delta
Pangasius farmer
Climate change
Perception
Adaptation
Summary This study investigated the perceptions on and adaptations to climate change impacts of 235 pangasius farmers in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. Data were collected using semi-structured household surveys in six provinces, from three regions along the Mekong river branches. A Chi-Square test was used to determine the association between variables, and a logit regression model was employed to identify factors correlated with farmer’s perception and adaptation. Less than half of respondents were concerned about climate change and sought suitable adaptation measures to alleviate its impacts. Improving information on climate change and introducing early warning systems could improve the adaptive capacity of pangasius farmers, in particularly for those farmers, who were not concerned yet. Farmers relied strongly on technical support from government agencies, but farmers in the coastal provinces did not express the need for training by these institutions. This contrasting result requires further assessment of the effectiveness of adaptation measures such as breeding salinity tolerant pangasius.
Language eng
DOI 10.1186/s40064-015-0822-0
Field of Research 070401 Aquaculture
050101 Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Socio Economic Objective 830102 Aquaculture Fin Fish (excl. Tuna)
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, Springer
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