Can Mekong farmers harness floods?

VIETNAM - Scientists suggest using the floods as a managed natural resource, that when used effectively could improve people's living standards, develop production and protect the environment. </b> <br><br> The delta is home to 17mil people in it's 13 provinces and cities, covers an area of nearly four million ha, and contributes 18% of Vietnam's total GDP. <br><br> The region which is an important primary producer for the country, supplies 90% of all rice exports and nearly 60% of the country's total export turnover for fishery products. <br><br> Thoai Son District in An Giang now raises shrimp during the rainy season. Last year, it raised 540ha of shrimp, from which farmers earned VND30-50mil per ha. <br><br> <i>Source: Vietnam Bridge</i>

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