During the mission time, the expert team had meetings with Implementation Unit for Capacity Development and ODA Water Resources Projects (MCDU), Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Irrigation Management Company (IMC), Extension Centre and Agricultural Offices in Ninh Son, Ninh Hai and Ninh Phuoc districts as well.
At Ninh Son, Ninh Phuoc and Ninh Hai districts, the Team reviewed the application rate of “One must – Five reductions” technology to rice production and assess the technical and financial requirements for further multiplication of this technology in the future besides. This was followed by a request that the districts, in their cooperation with the Extension Centre, would outline proposals for widely disseminating the model in local agriculture.
In addition, the Team also received useful information about the provincial irrigation system operation cost and the recommendations on improving and enhancing the existing systems in the province, provided by IMC.
After the mission, the team shall adjust and finalize their reports, subsequently used for completing Task 3 which is inclusive of solution proposals towards strengthening agricultural water use efficiency based on the synthesis proposal by the provincial departments/agencies. Water Balance Research aims to improve the local water resources management capacity in the climate change context.