September 25

Vietnamese Farmers To Get Help From Bayer in Fight Against Saltwater-Drought, COVID-19

Around 80,000 smallholder farmers whose livelihoods and welfare have been severely impacted by COVID-19 will benefit from a global initiative by Bayer titled ‘Better Farms, Better Lives.’

The initiative was locally kicked off yesterday in the southern province of Dong Nai, is being implemented under the guidance of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, will be carried out in collaboration with Grow Asia (GA), the National Agriculture Extension Centre (NAEC) and the ministry’s international cooperation department.

The pandemic is putting additional socio-economic pressure on vulnerable smallholders already affected by drought and saltwater intrusion, especially in Mekong Delta.

Photo courtesy of Wesley Tingey

Source: VietnamPlus (link opens in a new window)

Agriculture, Coronavirus, Environment, Investing
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