A Promising Solution

The 2016 El Niño-Southern Oscillation brought extreme dry spell and saltiness interruption, which are presently influencing the rice creation area in the Mekong River Delta (MRD).

A Promising Solution

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) of Vietnam perceived that this emergency and its ensuing impacts will repeat later; subsequently, the improvement of reasonable adjustment answers for atmosphere related dangers is an earnest and imperative concern.

Endeavors to enhance rice generation in MRD have been actualized by MARD in the most recent decade, including halfway automation. In any case, as per Dr Nguyen Hong Son, Director General of the Department of Crop Production of MARD, with the present creation challenges, including the effects of environmental change,

“The time has come to execute synchronous automation (in land readiness, wet/dry direct seeding/sowing, gathering). This will decrease generation costs and abbreviate gathering time, which will result in expanded pay among our ranchers in MRD. It will likewise be imperative in effectively executing the criteria for Building New Rural Areas”.

As a help to the adjustment endeavours of Vietnam, the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security in Southeast Asia (CCAFS SEA) composed a joint report visit in Thailand last April 2018. It was gone to by Vietnamese rice analysts, expansion laborers, and neighbourhood chiefs from the Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences (VAAS), Cu Long Delta Rice Research Institute, and the Department of Crop Production of Soc Trang Province.

The examination visit expected to present the experience of Thai ranchers on the vast scale appropriation procedure of dry-coordinate seeding rice (DDSR), a suitable choice to address provincial shortage of new water in water system caused by the dry spell and saltiness interruption in MRD.

More generally connected in rained and upland zones, DDSR is a harvest foundation practice wherein seeds are sown specifically into the dirt. Besides helping ranchers address the high work cost in rice creation, DDSR has demonstrated to lessen water utilization as no rice seedling is being transplanted into standing water.

Atmosphere related dangers may impact sly affect crops relying upon event and force, and product assortment and advancement arrange. There is a requirement for various administration levels to give momentary cautions and suitable activities to react to the dangers through an incorporated checking framework.

To address this need, the CS MAP framework is being created utilizing a Web-based Geographical Information System stage (WebGIS). It incorporates modules for continuous checking of rice creation advance and gives cautions to atmosphere dangers, vermin and illnesses at various improvement phases of the yield advancement. It is good with the present observing and detailing arrangement of the DCP and its common units.

The incorporated framework incorporates three checking segments: atmosphere related dangers, rice development, and bug and illnesses. The framework utilizes a week after week time interim for refreshing perception information and, therefore, it can give week by week hazard alarms and stock report. Ready dimensions and fast warnings will be related with helpless rice zones, in view of participatory hazard maps to be created.

Amid the gathering, the members consented to utilize the surge secured zone, a gathering of fields that is encompassed by dykes, as the littlest administration unit for observing and revealing rice generation and dangers. The measure of the zone changes from 50 ha to 250 ha relying upon territory and hydrological organize.

Different subtleties, for example, configuration of information and yield information, announcing strategies and the board chain of importance were additionally dictated by the members.

Amid the field visits, the Vietnamese group was acquainted with existing strategies and hardware of DDSR being utilized by Thai agriculturists and neighborhood associations. The group was likewise refreshed on the advancement of the across the country execution of DDSR by the commonplace rice explore offices and their focuses in Thailand. Together, they talked about the arrangement systems and financing support from partners (i.e., government, private division) who support the utilization of DDSR.

The group brought home a few exercises from the visit:

  • Rising shortage as far as water supply and work compel triggers the move from puddled transplanting or wet sowing to DDSR. Since it is a water-and work proficient practice, DDSR is a potential choice to address the quick developing water and work emergencies emerging in flooded rice zones as well as in rainfed territories.
  • The accomplishment of DDSR practice relies upon exact land levelling, appropriate cultivars, great harvest foundation, exact water the board, and compelling and proficient weed and supplement the executives.
  • Research and advancement activities must be directed, particularly in potential embracing zones, to encourage a feasible DDSR practice.


Corresponding author: talhajaved54321@gmail.com

Seed Physiology Lab, Department of Agronomy,

University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan

By Talha Javed

I am working as Research Associate at University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan. My research directions are Seed Enhancement, Storage and Seed longevity.