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International Conference on Environmental Change, Agricultural Sustainability, and Economic Development in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam,
Can Tho University, Can Tho, Vietnam
 March 25-27, 2010

 


Location: Can Tho University at the College of Agriculture and Applied Biology -- Address: Campus II, 3-2 street, Cantho City -- Conference room: 007
 

Thursday, 25 March 2010: Field trip to coastal areas in Soc Trang and Bac Lieu Province 

 


Friday, 26 March 2010

8:00-8:30
Registration 
8.30-8:40
Opening welcome and introduction by Dr. Nguyen Hieu Trung, Cantho University 
8.40-8:50
Welcome speech by Mr. Chau Van Luc, Vice-Rector of Cantho University 
8.50-9:10
Keynote by Prof. Vo Tong Xuan, An Giang University
Session I
Labor and Environment in the Mekong Delta
9.10- 9.30
Mart Stewart,* Western Washington University, and Peter A. Coclanis, Global Research Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, ”Precarious Paddies:  The Uncertain, Unstable, and Insecure Lives of Rice Farmers in the Mekong Delta”
9.30- 9.50
Huynh Truong Huy* and Le Nguyen Doan Khoi, School of Economics and Business Administration, Can Tho University, “Analysis of Labor Migration Flows in the Mekong Delta of Viet Nam.” 
9.50- 10.10
Dang Kieu Nhan,* Mekong Development Institute, Nguyen Hieu Trung, College of Environment and Natural Resources, and Nguyen Van Sanh, Mekong Development Institute, Can Tho University, “Mekong Delta Rice and Aquaculture Production and Climate Variability: Coping and Adaptation Strategies.”
10.10-10.30
Break
Session II
Climate Change and Mekong Delta Agriculture
10.30-10.50
Le Anh Tuan,* DRAGON Institute - Mekong - Cantho University, Vietnam, and Suppakorn Chinvanno, Southeast Asia START Regional Center, Thailand, “Climate Change in the Mekong River Delta and Key Concerns on Future Climate Threats.”
10.50-11.10
Matthias Garschagen,* Fabrice Renaud, Joern Birkmann , United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), WISDOM Project, “Dynamic resilience of peri-urban agriculture in the Mekong Delta under pressures of climate change and socio-economic transformation
11.10-11.30
Zita Sebesvari,* Le Thi Thu Huong and Fabrice Renaud, United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security, Bonn, Germany, ”Climate Change Adaptation and Agrichemicals in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam” 
11.30-12.00
Open discussion


(facilitated  by  Zita Sebesvari)
12.00-13:30
Lunch break
Session III
Adaptation to Environmental Change I
13.30-13.50
Boris Fabres, Advisor & Consultant, Centre for Marinelife Conservation and Community Development (MCD),”Think Global, Act Global, in the Mekong Delta? Environmental Change, Civil Society and NGOs from the Inside Looking Out.”
13.50-14.10
Vo Van Phong,* Daniel Valenghi, and Nguyen Lam Giang, Helvetas Vietnam, Swiss Association for International Cooperation, Program for the Development of Organic and Fair Trade Cocoa in Vietnam, ”The promotion of organic and fair trade cocoa in mixed farming system in the Mekong River Delta region”
14.10-14.30
Vo Thanh Danh, School of Economics and Business Administration, Cantho University of Vietnam, ”Evaluation of Living with Flood Policy: The Case of the Resettlement Program in Vietnamese Mekong Delta”  
14.30-15.10
Sok Serey, Research Fellow, ProVention Consortium, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), Phnom Penh, Cambodia, “Roles of Men and Women in Disaster Risk Management: A Case Study of Flood-Prone Village along the Mekong River of Cambodia.”
15.10-15.30
Jittima Prasara-A,* School of Global Studies, Social Science and Planning, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, ”Environmental Performances of Different Pathways of Rice Husk Utilization in Thailand.”
15.30-16.00
Open discussion


(facilitated  by  Boris Fabres)
17:30-21:30
Reception  at Asia Hotel --   91 Chau Van Liem, Can Tho
 


Saturday, 27 March 2010

 


Session IV
Aquaculture and Sustainability
8.30-8:50
Tong Phuoc Hoang Son,* Institute of Oceanography, Nha Trang, and Nguyen Thanh Tung, Institute of Aquaculture Planning, HCMC, ”The relationship between natural conditions with formation and development of clam grounds  (Metrix lyrata)  in Mekong Delta”
8.50-9.10
Ngo Thi Phuong Lan, Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, “From rice to shrimp: Ecological changes and human adaptation in the Mekong Delta”
9.10- 9.30
Le Nguyen Doan Khoi,* School of Economics and Business Administration, Can Tho University, and Nguyen Phu Son, Faculty of Applied Economics, University of Antwerp, Belgium, ”Relationship quality in Pangasius value chains: The case of buyer - supplier management in the Mekong River Delta, Vietnam”
9.30- 9.50
Olivier Joffre,* The World Fish Center, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Natasja Sheriff, The World Fish Center, Penang, Malaysia, H.H. Ngai, Research Institute for Aquaculture No. 2, Tien Giang Province, and N.V. Hao, Research Institute for Aquaculture, HCMC, “Community-based fish culture – a viable coping strategy for farmers in the Mekong Delta?”
9.50- 10.10
Open discussion


(facilitated  by Olivier Joffre)
10.10-10.30
Break
Session V
Comparison, Culture, and History
10.30-10.50
Charles Waugh, Utah State University, USA, ”The Politics and Culture of ’Climate Change’: U.S. Actors and Global Implications”
10.50-11.10
Alan L. Olmstead,* Distinguished Research Professor of Economics, University of California, Davis, and Paul Rohde, Professor of Economics, University of Michigan,  “Adjusting to Climatic Variation: Historical Perspectives from North American Agricultural Development.”  
11.10-11.30
 Mauro Agnoletti – Faculty of Agriculture – University of Florence, ”Traditional knowledge and adaptation to climate change: lessons from the Mediterranean”
11.30-11.50
Olivier Tessier, Maître de conférences - École française d’Extrême-Orient -  Ha Noi, Viet Nam,  “A Perspective on the Dynamics of Hydraulics Management in the Red River Delta before the Colonial Intervention”
 

1150- 12.10
Open discussion


(facilitated  by  Alan L. Olmstead)
12.10-13:30
Lunch break
Session VI
Perception, Resilience, and Adaptation 
13.30-13.50
Natedao Taotawin, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Faculty of Social Science, Chiang Mai University  ”The Transition from Conventional to Organic Rice Production in Northeastern Thailand: Prospect and Challenges” 
13.50-14.10
Ngo Thi Thanh Truc*, School of Economics and Business Management, Cantho University; Florencia G. Palis, Social Science Division, International Rice Research Institute, Manila, Philippines; Zenaida M. Sumalde, College of Economics and Management, University of the Philippines Los Baños; Reneir Wassmann, Rice and Climate Change Consortium,  International Rice Research Institute, Philippines and  Catalina P. Diaz, Social Science Division, International Rice Research Institute, Manila, Philippines, Farmers’ Knowledge and Perceptions on the Effects of Burning Rice Straw in Central Luzon, Philippines”
14.10-14.30
Quan Minh Nhut, Head of Economics Department of Cantho University, “Economic and efficiency analysis of selected farming patterns: the case of irrigated systems in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam.”
14.30-15.10
Open discussion


(facilitated  by Reneir Wassmann and Dang Kieu Nhan)
15.10-15.30
Break
15.30-16.30
Open discussion and concluding remarks and summary – Vo Tong Xuan and  Peter A. Coclanis
16.30
Concluding  ceremony
 


Posters: 
Nguyen Phu Son, Department of Socio-economics and Policy,  Mekong Delta Development Research Institute,  Can Tho University, “Artemia farmers’ livelihood change and development potential for Artemia industry in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam.”
Truong Hoang Minh and Nguyen Thanh Phuong, College of Aquaculture and Fisheries, Can Tho University, Vietnam, “Climate change impacts on rotation rice-shrimp farming system in the coastal zone of the Mekong Delta – Case study in Bac Lieu province.” 
Nguyen Phuc Thanh,  College of Environment and Natural Resources - Can Tho University, Vietnam, Yasuhiro Matsui and Takeshi Fujiwara, Graduate School of Environmental Science - Okayama University, Japan,  “Compost potential from Municipal solid waste relating to development sustainability in Mekong delta, Vietnam”.
Video presentationduring breaks: David Biggs, University of California at Riverside, ‘Quagmire: An Environmental History of the Delta”