publication . Thesis . 2019

Salt-tolerant rice variety adoption in the Mekong River Delta

Paik, SongYi;
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  • Published: 30 Sep 2019
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Rice production plays an important role in the economy of the Mekong River Delta (MRD), but rice production is endangered by sea-level rise and the associated increased incidence of salinity intrusion. This study examines the diffusion of salt-tolerant rice varieties (STRVs) in the MRD that were promoted through Consortium for Unfavorable Rice Environment (CURE) activities. Evidence is found of widespread adoption in salinity-prone areas, with CURE related varieties covering 47% of rice area in at least one of two growing seasons surveyed, but that adopting areas are highly clustered. Multivariate analysis reveals that location characteristics associated with hi...
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Medical Subject Headings: food and beverages
free text keywords: Mekong River Delta, salinity-tolerant rice varieties, adoption
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