Climate change forecast to shrink rice yield

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Update: June, 16/2017 – 09:00

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Part of a protected forest in the southernmost province of Cà Mau risks being swept away as a result of drought, salt water intrusion and sea level rise. — VNA/VNS Photo An Hiếu

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam risks a loss of 7.2 million tonnes of rice yield and 3.2 per cent of its agricultural land by the late 21st century as a result of climate change, according to a Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development forecast.

The forecast was delivered yesterday in Hà Nội at a conference on responsive activities to climate change in the agricultural sector in the context of implementing the Paris Climate Accord.

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