Project Information

Impacts of climate change and adapting bio-security measure for aquaculture in northern Vietnam” project was initially signed on December 6th, 2011 between the Embassy of Denmark and Research Institute for Aquaculture No.1 and will be implemented in main aquaculture areas in the northern Vietnam for a period of 3 years, from 12/2011 to 12/2014 with the total budget at DKK 4.774.689 (around US $950.000 estimated). ICA project is a non-refundable technical assistance from Danida Fellowship Center (DFC), Denmark. The host organization is Research Institute for Aquaculture No.1, Danish partners and technical advisors come from Department for Veterinary Disease Biology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhaghen (UC – LIFE).




Buiding on the research question ”How climate change impact to aquaculture infrastructure, fish diseases, food safety, and aquaculture farmer’s livelihood?”, the target of ICA project is to assess the impacts of climate change to aquaculture in northern Viet Nam and propose adapting measures for sustaining aquaculture development and improving biosecurity. The project will also propose and disseminate mitigation measures of climate change for major aquaculture system to authorities, farmers and other stakeholders.

ICA Project includes 4 main work-package: Project management, PhD courses and training; Climate change impact models of major aquaculture systems; Climate change and bio-security of aquaculture; Communication and dissemination. The output of the project will be Set of GIS map of major aquaculture system of northern of Vietnam; list of key climatic factors that affect the aquaculture production; GIS models to predict the future impacts of climate change to major aquaculture system; description of impact of climate change on livelihood of aquaculture farmers; describe impact of climate change on food safety of cultured aquatic organisms; current use and recommend prudent practice of probiotic and antimicrobial in aquaculture; 2 PhD and 5 MsC (2 international MsC and 3 national MsC). Also, in this project, policy recommendation for central and local governments; report of recommendation adapting measures for aquaculture farmers, local authorities, and other identified stakeholders will be proposed.

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