Projects - International Climate Initiative (IKI)

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As of: November 2016

Adaptation to climate change through the promotion of biodiversity in the Province of Bac Lieu

Objective and activities

In the context of climate change, the southern coastal region of Viet Nam is one of the globally most at-risk areas. The purpose of the project was to increase the protective effect of coastal forests through the sustainable use of resources and biodiversity promotion. To this end, the relevant government agencies were enabled to tailor their land-use planning to the probable consequences of climate change. The elaboration of adapted management strategies in agriculture and aquaculture contributed to securing livelihoods of the coastal population. A broad-based awareness-raising campaign through environmental education programmes at schools, combined with the secure establishment of the two focal areas ‘biodiversity promotion’ and ‘climate change adaptation’ in the planning and administrative procedures for coastal zone management at provincial level, had innovative character for the region.

State of implementation/results

  • Project completed
  • Around 100 hectares of mangrove forest have been rehabilitated (in addition to the 100 hectares of mangroves that were already restored in the previous project on 'Sustainable Development of Coastal Forests in Bac Lieu Province')
  • Field trials and training for farmers on improved rice cultivation systems were conducted in cooperation with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI); propagation of salt-tolerant rice varieties is underway
  • Rotational farming systems that are more ecologically friendly (mixed mangrove aquaculture, like shrimp/mangrove, crab/mangrove) have been developed, shared throughout the province, and integrated into state structures; results to date have indicated an average increase in income of 30 %(verification is still required)
  • Advisory support to the provincial government towards developing a land-use plan adapted to climate change impacts is underway
  • Broad-based awareness-raising has been initiated through environmental education programmes at schools

Project data


Partner institution:

Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) Vietnam, Provincial Peoples Committee (PPC) Bac Lieu

Implementing organisation:

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

BMUB grant:
€ 3,528,706.29

12/2010 till 12/2014


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