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U.S. Ambassador Marc E. Knapper and the delegation of the U.S. Mission to Vietnam to visit DRAGON-Mekong Institute
Meeting with U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry

On 27 March 2009 at Rectorate Conference Room of CanTho University, DRAGON institute – Mekong – CTU had a meeting with Australia Centre for International Agricultural Research – ACIAR, representatives as Mr. Geoff Morris and Ms. Nguyen Thi Thanh An.

In the meeting, Prof. Dr. Le Quang Tri introduced the establishment and activities of DRAGON institute – Mekong – CTU as well as research – collaboration potentials. Dr. Le Anh Tuan presented the impacts of climate change on agricultural production in the Mekong River Delta. Mr. Geoff Morris proposed a new idea for a research – application collaboration program with the topic: “Helping poor farmers in rice-based systems in the Mekong delta of Vietnam adapt to climate change”.

 Both sides discussed with the options of scientists from the DRAGON institute, the College of Environment and Natural Resources, the College of Agriculture and Applied Biology, Mekong Development Institute and the College of Fisheries on proposed topic. After meeting, a detail proposal for research program will be developed soon. 

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