Project Profile

Inclusive development paths for healthy Red River landscapes based on ecosystem services


Duration : January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2016
Overview:

In the Red River Basin, rapid land use changes are threatening water resources. Urbanization, deforestation, intensive agriculture, etc. cause pollution, ecosystem degradation, increasing greenhouse gas emissions, floods and droughts. More inclusive development of land and water resources is possible with interventions such as sustainable urban drainage, agroforestry and minimum tillage. However, trade-offs between land development and riverine ecosystems remain. It is a challenge to quantify the impact of interventions, to feed this knowledge into regional and national planning systems and to incorporate more inclusive practices into private sector investments. The MK27 project, ?Inclusive development paths for healthy Red River landscapes based on ecosystem services ? shall address these challenges

Location(s): VietNam
Project Contact: Rebelo, Lisa
Donor(s): WLE

Farmers cultivating lettuce, while another farmer digs a small canal (marwa) with a donkey, Egypt. Photo: cc: Hamish John Appleby/IWMI