Rainfall, food security and human mobility: Viet Nam case study

Author: 
Nguyen Viet Khoa, Nguyen Cong Thao and Kees van der Geest
Publisher: 
United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)
Type of Publication: 
Status: 
Free
Language of Publication: 
English
Country: 
Viet Nam
Year of Publication: 
2012

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The Where the Rain Falls project investigates how changes in rainfall interact with societies. Findings from all case studies confirm that rainfall variability and food insecurity are key drivers for human mobility. The Viet Nam case study was conducted in Dong Thap Province, Thap Muoi District.

The study found that poor, landless and less-scarce households in the study area are most vulnerable to the adverse effect of changing rainfall patterns and flood regimes. Migration can be a risk management strategy in the short-run, if households face livelihood difficulties.

 

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