Water-Food Security in Cambodia and the Vietnam Delta - Assessing risk and alternatives under an altered flow regime
December 2-3, 2013, Phnom Penh
December 5-6, 2013, Can Tho
As follow-up of the Chiang Rai Workshop on "Food Security in the Mekong- The Water, Food and Energy Nexus Revisited", Shared Waters Partnership continues to enhance dialogues on food security in the Mekong River Basin. The Chiang Rai Workshop provided a venue for discussing the regional food security among the representatives from civil society, governments, intergovernmental organisations, international NGOs, researchers and development partners; and addressed a significant need for knowledge sharing and policy dissemination in the field.
Two workshops in Phnom Penh and Can Tho will be held back-to-back to utilise international/regional expertise in fisheries, agriculture and livelihoods. Cambodia and the Vietnamese Delta are the most sensitive areas for food security due to alteration of the Mekong mainstream. The aim is to bring together national/local stakeholders based in Cambodia and Vietnam to discuss food security to promote science-based decision making and to support local capacity.
For more information: Concept note
Call for papers
The submission of papers are now closed. Thank you!
Papers for oral presentation for the workshops were accepted under following themes emanating from anticipated changes in the water regime:
1. Water access and available land resources, and its impact on food production.
2. Fish production decline and spawning impediments.
3. Health effects and forced changes in dietary patterns.
4. Impact on the irrigation and agricultural production livelihoods.
5. Regional food trade needs, incentives, capacity and/or potential.
6. Strategies and alternatives to contemporary food production.
7. Socio-economic effects and coping strategies.