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  1. Policy briefings- SUMERNET research projects phase 2 (2010–2013)

    The policy briefings compiled in this booklet are the fruit of this collaborative research work and engagement with policymakers and other stakeholders by the SUMERNET partners during Phase 2 (2010- 2013). The briefings have been developed with considerat ...

  2. Climate risks, regional integration, and sustainability in the Mekong Region

    The Sustainable Mekong Research Network (SUMERNET) has produced a new book titled Climate Risks, Regional Integration, and Sustainability in the Mekong Region. The book brings together multi-country empirical case studies, each of which included significa ...

  3. Application of livelihood vulnerability index to assess risks from flood vulnerability and climate variability- A case study in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam

    This study applied the livelihood vulnerability index (LVI) that developed by Hahn et al. (2009) to estimate flood vulnerability in two villages, Phu Huu (An Phu district) and Ta Danh (Tri Ton district) of An Giang province. We surveyed 120 households in ...

  4. Addressing livelihood vulnerability for improved flood management policies in An Giang province, Vietnam

    An Giang province in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam is one of the provinces in Vietnam that is most vulnerable to floods. Every year, the floods caused by the monsoonal rains affect thousands of households. Despite a number of efforts by both the local and c ...

  5. Producing benefits for the rural poor from good practices in rice contract farming, Cambodia

    The Cambodian government is committed to increasing rice productivity and aims to soon become a major rice exporting country of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). The government could well use contract farming to boost production, as it is considered to ...

  6. A feasibility study on payment for forest environmental services in Cambodia

    The study conducted a feasibility study on payment for forest environmental services in Cambodia, combining quantitative and qualitative data sources. Literature reviews and interviews were conducted to determine conditions required for payment for ecosys ...

  7. Negotiating livelihoods in an urban hinterland: A study of fishing households at Thung Sang lake, Khon Kaen province

    The research found that urban expansion and a public lake development project have resulted in the marginalization of poor landless fishing families. The marginalization process had two facets, namely the non-participative inclusion of fishing households ...

  8. Smallholders in Thailand and REDD+ and FLEGT linkages

    This article highlights a potential opportunity for FLEGT and REDD+ initiatives that focus on smallholders in Thailand. Smallholders are individual farmers or farmer families whose primary livelihood activity is farming. Their farm areas may include trees ...

  9. Improving adaptive capacity of small-scale rice farmers: Comparative analysis of Lao PDR and the Philippines

    The paper provides a comparative analysis of the adaptive capacity and current adaptation strategies of small-scale rice farm households in these countries. The analysis focused on two top rice-producing provinces in each country that are vulnerable to cl ...

  10. Alternative upland farming system under different climate scenarios

    This paper presents projected climate change scenarios in selected Philippine uplands in 2020, 2050 and 2080; their potential impacts on rice yield if current practices continue; and recommended alternatives to achieve food security and sustainability. Th ...