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Title: Innovations and sustainability strategies in the upland agriculture of Northern Vietnam : an agent-based modeling approach
Authors: Dang Viet Quang
Keywords: AGRICULTURAL INNOVATIONS
SOIL EROSION
WATER POLLUTION
SUSTAINABILITY
AGENT-BASED MODELING APPROACH
LAND TAX POLICY
VIET NAM
YEN CHAU DISTRICT
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: EEPSEA, IDRC Regional Office for Southeast and East Asia, Singapore, SG
Series/Report no.: EEPSEA research report series / IDRC. Regional Office for Southeast and East Asia, Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia; no. 2010-RR4
Abstract: Vietnam, like most developing countries across Southeast Asia, has boosted farm outputs by introducing new crops, production methods and other agricultural innovations. Unfortunately, this process has increased soil erosion and water pollution and caused many other environmental problems. Now a new EEPSEA study has assessed this situation. It looks at the environmental trade-offs that are involved in upgrading people’s livelihoods through agricultural improvement. It also investigates how the negative impacts of such changes can be mitigated. The study is the work of Dang Viet Quang from the University of Hohenheim, Germany. It provides details of how agricultural innovations have harmed the environment. It shows that a land tax policy could be used to reduce these environmental problems. Such a tax, however, will have a negative impact on farmers’ livelihoods. Hence, this policy will be strongly resisted given that the North West Region has the highest poverty rate in Vietnam. The study therefore recommends that farmers should be helped to implement sustainable animal husbandry innovations so that their standard of living is not unduly affected.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/46168
ISBN: 978-981-08-7071-3
Project Number: 003591
Project Title: EEPSEA (Economy and Environment Program for South East Asia) - Phase III
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2010-2019 / Années 2010-2019

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