The GIZ Project "Adaptation to Climate Change through the Promotion of Biodiversity in Bac Lieu Province" has the same objective for its rice component. This proved to be an ideal starting point for long term cooperation with IRRI. Together we will support farmers in salt intrusion areas with improved rice farming knowledge and technologies.
These activities shall be jointly conducted by IRRI, DARD and the rice farmers in the province. With this cooperation, farmers will get better and earlier access to newly released flood and salt tolerant rice varieties. Also improved water saving (and GHG reducing) technologies to reduce production risks in the dry season will be introduced on a larger scale.