Wastes from livestock production in Vietnam has increasingly been an environmental problem and GHG emission in particular. The total solid waste from livestock production is estimated about 62.07...
Vietnam is exploring ways to make rice production more climate-friendly. Since 2014, Vietnam has participated in a Coalition and IRRI project that supports countries and farmers to adopt sustainable rice production practices that reduce methane emissions, while maintaining, and often even improving, rice yields.
IRRI conducted activities in Vietnam to identify priority areas for Alternate Wetting and Drying (AWD)— a key mitigation technology identified in Vietnam’s NDC that can reduce methane emissions from rice paddies by as much as 48 per cent. During Phase II of this project, GIS-based suitability maps and a greenhouse gas calculator tool were developed to support national and local governments in the outscaling of short-lived climate pollutant mitigation practices. Two important new activities were also identified for Phase III: supporting the private sector on short-lived climate pollutant mitigation with decision support tools and increasing finance to replicate large scale methane reduction activities from paddy rice in Vietnam
As part of the drafting and consultations for Vietnam's Animal Husbandry Law, the Coalition's Solution Centre and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development surveyed mitigation options for livestock production in all provinces to identify and prioritize mitigation options to reduce methane from livestock production in Vietnam's updated NDC.
Ongoing agricultural institutional strengthening work in Vietnam aims to:
- increase awareness of short-lived climate pollutant issues and actions taken by the government and other national actors and stakeholders
- increase national awareness of the specific impacts and mitigation potential of measures in the agricultural sector
- increase inter-ministerial collaboration and commitment to enhancing agriculture short-lived climate pollutant mitigation in NDCs and projects
- improve access to new and sustained financing to implement agriculture short-lived climate pollutant reduction programmes at scale