On 27th January 2022, the Institute for Circular Economy Development (ICED) has collaborated with the Center of Water Management and Climate Change (WACC) to organize the final webinar in the framework of the DUPC project (“Flood–based farming systems for enhancing livelihood resilience in the floodplain of upper Mekong delta”). More than 20 participants and speakers (both Vietnamese and international researchers) have participated in the webinar organized online via Teams.
During the webinar, eight speakers involved in different work packages have presented their work on the field of socio-hydrological systems in the floodplain, the resilience of farming systems, adaptive flood-based models, and a theoretical framework to assess different adaptation pathways. After the presentations, participants in the workshop have been actively involved in the discussion, sharing ideas on the economic values of flood-based crops compared to rice, payment for ecosystem services provided by the floodplain, costs and benefits of different water management practices and rice intensification, and the value chain and business models to promote floated rice production, etc. The webinar is a good platform for the research partners in the DUPC2 project to share their research findings and explore collaboration and future research directions.
The DUPC project “Flood – based farming systems for enhancing livelihood resilience in the floodplain of upper Mekong delta” has been funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The project “Flood – based farming systems for enhancing livelihood resilience in the floodplain of upper Mekong delta” is carried out within the DUPC2 program (DGIS – IHE Delft Programmatic Cooperation) funded by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands via IHE Delft Institute for Water Education.
The project aims to develop a conceptual framework as a strategic direction in implementing flood-based farming system in the floodplain areas of upper Mekong delta. The framework is built based on (i) understanding of social – hydrological systems of typical zones in the areas (e.g., high and low dikes in the upper Mekong Delta); (ii) Analysing livelihood resilience; (iii) Experimenting evidence and flood-based farming system including gender and inclusiveness; and (iv) Exploring adaptive pathways of sustainable flood-based farming system transformation.
presentations at the webminar