Wetland and Agro-Ecological Farming Recovery

Also known as the “rice bowl” of Viet Nam, the Mekong Delta experiences seasonal variations in water quality and availability, with floods in the wet season and water scarcity and high salinity in the dry season. Deepwater or floating rice is a type of rice native to this area and which requires no pesticide and low use of fertilizers to grow. However, in the past 40 years, the total area of floating rice has given way to the extensive building of dykes and high yielding rice varieties, resulting in increased water scarcity and reduced soil fertility.