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Land-use dynamics in the Mekong delta: From national policy to livelihood sustainability

Nguyen, Quan H.; Tran, Dung D.; Dang, Khoi K.; Korbee, Dorien; Pham, Luan D. M. H.; Vu, Lan T.; Luu, Tang T.; Ho, Loc H.; Nguyen, Phat T.; Ngo, Trang T. T.; Tran, Thong

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The Vietnamese Mekong Delta (VMD) is one of the most examined deltas in the world given its dynamics, complexity, and vulnerability. In the past decades, the VMD has changed rapidly, especially the land use in relation with the socioeconomic development. National policy has profoundly influenced these changes and the changes have significantly affected local livelihoods. However, these changes are not well reported systematically. In this study, we investigate land-use changes based on...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorNguyen, Quan H.
dc.contributor.authorTran, Dung D.
dc.contributor.authorDang, Khoi K.
dc.contributor.authorKorbee, Dorien
dc.contributor.authorPham, Luan D. M. H.
dc.contributor.authorVu, Lan T.
dc.contributor.authorLuu, Tang T.
dc.contributor.authorHo, Loc H.
dc.contributor.authorNguyen, Phat T.
dc.contributor.authorNgo, Trang T. T.
dc.contributor.authorTran, Thong
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-15T23:16:21Z
dc.identifier.citationNguyen QH, Tran DD, Dang KK, et al. Land-use dynamics in the Mekong delta: From national policy to livelihood sustainability. Sustainable Development. 2020;28: 448–467. https://doi.org/10.1002/sd.2036
dc.identifier.issn0968-0802
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/206228
dc.description.abstractThe Vietnamese Mekong Delta (VMD) is one of the most examined deltas in the world given its dynamics, complexity, and vulnerability. In the past decades, the VMD has changed rapidly, especially the land use in relation with the socioeconomic development. National policy has profoundly influenced these changes and the changes have significantly affected local livelihoods. However, these changes are not well reported systematically. In this study, we investigate land-use changes based on institutional analyses across multiple scales, that is, from national, provincial, to local livelihood based on institutional and sustainability analysis. The results show a strong relationship between legal settings over the last 30 years on land use and livelihood transitions. In addition, the constraints of implementing national legal frameworks at provincial level in practice were identified including effects to local livelihoods. We offer some recommendations for sustainable livelihoods in the VMD, with a focus on increasing socioecological resilience.
dc.description.sponsorshipMost of Vietnamese authors are supported by the projects “Transforming agricultural livelihoods for climate change adaptation in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta: A case study in Ben Tre province - KHCNTNB-DT/14-19/C20”, regular funding by Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City (under grant number TX2019-48-01) and “Floodbased farming systems for enhancing livelihood resilience in the floodplain of upper Mekong delta“ (DUPC2 Grant 108 474).
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons Inc.
dc.rights© 2020 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment
dc.sourceSustainable Development
dc.subjectagriculture development
dc.subjectland law
dc.subjectland-use change
dc.subjectsustainable livelihood
dc.subjectVietnamese Mekong Delta
dc.titleLand-use dynamics in the Mekong delta: From national policy to livelihood sustainability
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
dc.date.issued2020-01-23
local.identifier.absfor070101 - Agricultural Land Management
local.identifier.absfor050205 - Environmental Management
local.identifier.absfor050104 - Landscape Ecology
local.identifier.ariespublicationu6269649xPUB902
local.publisher.urlhttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationNguyen, Quan H., Institute for Environment and Resources
local.contributor.affiliationTran, Dung D., Institute for Environment and Resources
local.contributor.affiliationDang, Khoi K., Vietnam University of Agriculture
local.contributor.affiliationKorbee, Dorien, Delft University of Technology
local.contributor.affiliationPham, Luan D. M. H., Institute for Environment and Resources
local.contributor.affiliationVu, Lan T., Institute of Agricultural Market and Institution Research
local.contributor.affiliationLuu, Tang T., Vietnam National University
local.contributor.affiliationHo, Loc H., National Institute of Education
local.contributor.affiliationNguyen, Phat T., University of Economics and Law
local.contributor.affiliationNgo, Trang T. T., University of Social Sciences and Humanities
local.contributor.affiliationTran, Thong, College of Science, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue0968-0802
local.identifier.doi10.1002/sd.2036
local.identifier.absseo960799 - Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards not elsewhere classified
local.identifier.absseo960904 - Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Land Management
local.identifier.absseo960705 - Rural Land Policy
dc.date.updated2020-03-29T07:17:06Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-85078667004
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