Pham Xuan Phu1* and Ngo Thuy Bao Tran2
1Department of Rural Development and Natural Resources Management, Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, An Giang University, Viet Nam National University Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
2Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary, An Giang University, Viet Nam National University Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
*Corresponding Author: Pham Xuan Phu, Department of Rural Development and Natural Resources Management, Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, An Giang University, Viet Nam National University Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam.
Received: September 09, 2020; Published: September 23, 2020
This research was carried out to explore the role of the appropriateness of farmer’s indigenous knowledge and their adaptive capacity to floods in An Giang province. KAP (Knowledge-Attitude-Practice), PRA (KIP and focus group discussion) and household survey have been applied to collect data. The results showed that indigenous knowledge plays an important role in adapting to changes in the environment. The Livelihood Vulnerability Index (LVI) in different Zone (upper zone, middle zone, and lower zone) was decreasingly based on major components as social networks, knowledge and skills, natural resources, finance and incomes, livelihood strategies, natural disaster and climate variability. The research also suggested some solutions to conserve the valuable indigenous knowledge in adapting the change of climate of local people.
Keywords: Climate Change; Indigenous Knowledge; Flood; Adaptation
Citation: Pham Xuan Phu and Ngo Thuy Bao Tran. “The Role of Indigenous Knowledge and Livelihood to Adapt to Floods in Sustainable Development in Mekong Delta, Vietnam (A Case Study in An Giang Province)". Acta Scientific Agriculture 4.10 (2020): 10-15.
Copyright: © 2020 Pham Xuan Phu and Ngo Thuy Bao Tran. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.