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Thuan Chau District People's Committee actively replicated the model of rice farming to adapt to climate change after more than a year of project implementation

Thuan Chau District People's Committee actively replicated the model of rice farming to adapt to climate change after more than a year of project implementation

Thuan Chau District People's Committee actively replicated the model of rice farming to adapt to climate change after more than a year of project implementation.

Agricultural farming in general and rice farming, in particular, are a raising concern for the People's Committee of Thuan Chau District and their expert agencies. To increase resilience & adaptation and minimize negative weather impacts, the Center for Sustainable Rural Development (SRD) has implemented projects on sustainable agro-forestry development.


After conducting 15 training courses and 15 examples of Climate Adaptive Rice (CAR) farming from 2020 to the present within the framework of the project " Mitigation and adaptation to climate change in the agricultural and forestry sector of the northwest highlands" sponsored by Bread for the World (BftW) and Thuan Chau District People’s Committee, the local people and authorities from the 4 communes Muoi Noi, Bon Phang, Chieng Pha, and Nam Lau of Thuan Chau district have clearly recognized the advantages of the rice farming methods conducted by the project. People have experienced and applied the CAR rice cultivation method by using pure and indigenous rice varieties for sowing. They have increasingly been using organic microbial fertilizers and compost manure. They have reduced the number of pesticide sprays to improve soil quality, enhancing microflora and biodiversity in the field while still ensuring productivity and reducing buying costs of rice seeds, chemical fertilizers, and pesticides.


With the above positive result, the District People’s Committee of Thuan Chau has proactively established plan number 65/KH-UBND to replicate the model of organic rice farming and adapt to climate change. This plan has been completed and assigned to the District Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Agricultural Service Center of Thuan Chau District to be implemented from 2022 in 9 districts, including: Bon Phang, Chieng Pha, Tong Co, Chieng Pac, Muong E, Phong Lap, Chieng Ly, Thom Mon and Phong Lang, of which 7 are located outside the project area.


To implement the plan, the Center for Sustainable Rural Development has coordinated with the People's Committee of Thuan Chau district to distribute micro-organic fertilizer to 2124 households with a total organic rice cultivation area of 163.8 hectares in the 9 above-mentioned communes and to conduct 4 training sessions on Climate Adaptive Rice (CAR) farming techniques according to the development stages of rice for farmers in the 7 communes outside the project area. The total number of training classes that have been and will be implemented from June to October 2022 is 28, involving about 1200 participants. People/trainees at each training class will be able to learn and practice while applying it to their family's rice fields.


In June and July 2022, a first session of the training courses took place with specific instructions and sharing for people to do well in sowing, soil preparation, and transplanting according to the model’s technique. More specifically, farmers were instructed to sow about 1.4 to 1.5 kg of rice seed per 1,000 m2 of transplanted field (instead of the usual 5 to 6 kg). People were also guided in and shown how to practice seeds treatment, soaking, and sowing on the field or in the yard. Next, the lecturer also introduced and shared how to prepare the soil for sowing in the crop so that rice plants can grow best without root strangulation/root rot due to improper handling of the spring crop's stubble. To transplant rice, people were also guided and encouraged to transplant 1 to 2 stalks per cluster (instead of the usual 3–5 stalks) and spread 15 to 18 cm from one clump to another.


According to initial observations and evaluations by a team of staff from the Department of Agriculture and SRD, the first training courses attracted about 80% of the participants/people because some quit due to the spring rice harvest. The majority of people’s attitude towards participating was positive and cheerful. Hopefully, after the remaining 3 training sessions, lasting from August to early October 2022, people will be able to discuss and apply basic rice cultivation techniques when shifting to organic farming and adapting to climate change, contributing to the spread of safer agricultural practices for human health and the environment.




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