Vietnam

Living Together with Chronic Disease: Informal Support for Diabetes Management in Vietnam

Global health is in transition: across the globe, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) pose urgent challenges to individuals, families and governments, hitting the world’s poor particularly hard. Due to their extensive human and economic costs, NCDs are ... First-year report The project’s immediate objectives are:
1.To generate new knowledge about the role of informal social support in everyday disease management among people with type 2 diabetes, thereby strengthening the basis for devel ...

Health and Antibiotics in Vietnamese Pig Production

Vietnam’s economy and population are growing rapidly. Production and consumption of animal products are increasing even faster. To manage pig diseases and increase meat production, farmers are turning to antibiotics and other antimicrobials, creatin ... First-year report: VIDA-PIG has established good working relations with pig farmers and key government authorities in Vietnam, including in Bac Ninh province. Most field work to collect data on pig health management practices and veterinary d ...

The Impact of Violence on Reproductive Health Tanzania and Vietnam (PAVE)

This project begins from the assumption that to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), intimate partner violence (IPV) must be addressed. Research shows that violence against women is associated with significant SRH problems and t ... Project Completion Report: In Tanzania and Vietnam, all data collection has been carried out according to plan. The PAVE project data sets include detailed epidemiological information about pregnant women’s exposure to intimate partner violen ...

Interdisciplinary Project on Climate change in Tropical Aquaculture (iAQUA)

To understand how global warming will affect tropical aquaculture, we will study how a temperature rise from the current value of 27-32 °C to 32-37 °C will affect physiological performance, food conversion efficiency and growth in air-breathing fish ... Project completion report: The project exceeded most of its objectives. We planned for 1 Danish PhD and 4 Vietnamese, but end up with 2 Danish (due to kind funding from Faculty of Science and Technology at AU) and with 5 Vietnamese PhD. We ai ...

REDD+, -the forest grab of all times?

Forests play an important role for the livelihoods of poor people in developing countries. Yet, the poor often lack legal rights to the forest resources that they depend on. This renders them highly vulnerable to loss of access and displacement when ... Project Completion Report: Thirty peer-reviewed scientific papers has been published in international journals. Moreover, nine scientific papers have been published in national journals, mostly Open Access. In addition four book chapters has ...

Impacts of climate change and adapting bio-security measures for aquaculture in northern Viet Nam (ICA)

The project "Impacts of climate change and adapting bio-security measures for aquaculture in northern Viet Nam" is proposed to the Danish government for funding and scheduled to be implemented from April 2011 to April 2014. The main objectives of th ... Project completion report: - Aquaculture maps of 13 provinces in Northern Vietnam. Aquaculture maps with scale of
1:5000 of shrimp areas in Quynh Luu, Nghe An and marine fish farms in Cat Ba, Hai Phong.
- GIS model to assess the ...

Climate Change Impacts on Outbreak of Brown Plant Hopper and Options for Prevention

The objective of this project is to assess the impacts of climate change (CC) on BPH potential outbreak and to propose appropriate measures to ensure food security and agricultural sustainability in Vietnam. To date, only a limited amount of scienti ... Project completion report: Climate change will have significant impact on the conditions for agriculture around the world. Food security and livelihood of resource-poor farmers in tropical regions will be affected in particular. In Vietnam, o ...

Sustainable production of biogas from waste rice straw (= SubProM project)

The project proposes a simple and low-cost biotechnological process (RSTM process; see 9.2) for the conversion of waste rice straw into biogas. It is proposed that microbial fermentation of waste rice straw could become a significant supplementary e ... Project completion report: Extensive laboratory experiments using batch and semi-continuous reactors were conducted in 2013 and 2014. A large part of these results were published in BSc and MSc project theses, Mr. Nam’s PhD thesis and subsequ ...

Better use of nutrition resources for sustaining aquaculture production in Central Vietnam under climate change condition

This project is proposed to the Danish government for funding and scheduled to be implemented from April 2012 to April 2015.  The main objective of the project is to contribute to the sustainable development of coastal aquaculture in Central Vi ... Project Completion Report The project generally achieved its outputs in all four main work packages to fulfill the project’s objectives. In Work package 1, the report on analysis of current aquaculture systems in Central coast region and the ...

Climate Change and Rural Institutions

The research will investigate how district level government, agencies responsible for managing natural resources, agricultural advisory services and farmer organisations in Africa and Asia are responding to climate change. Such "meso-level" organisa ... Project Completion Report: The project had two overall objectives to:

1. Provide national and international decision-makers with evidence-based analyses of the meso-level implications of pro-poor climate change adaptation polic ...

Innovative Cleaning Technologies for Production of Drinking Water during Flooding Episodes (A-WATER)

Clean freshwater is a resource indispensable to all life and it is needed in large quantities for almost any human activity. Climate, freshwater, biophysical and socio-economic systems are interconnected in complex ways, so a change in one of these ... Project Completion Report The obtained results in this project contributed the prediction and assessment tool that supports the decision of Vietnamese authorities in flood control. The environmental and health sector in Vietnam is highly inte ...

Conservation of vulnerable timbers in REDD

Alarming rates of deforestation and ecosystem degradation add to global warming, and sustainable management of forests is therefore an important part of the REDD concept. REDD activities shall both reduce CO2 emissions, conserve biodiversity and sec ... Brief popularized abstract:
A high number of tropical tree species is threatened with extinction due to deforestation and unsustainable levels of logging, and the implementation of effective conservation plans is often hindered by the lack ...

Climate Change-Induced Water Disaster and Participatory Information System for Vulnerability Reduction in North Central Vietnam

Located in the North Central Vietnam, provinces Nghe An, Ha Tinh and Quang Binh (NHQ), where most of inhabitants depend on revenues from agricultural and aquacultural sectors, are among the most affected by climate change (CC) induced water disaster ... Project Completion Report: The obtained results fully reflect the project objectives and outputs. The project had successfully set up an interdisciplinary research team in terms of climate change (CC) induced water disaster issues in NHQ. The ...

Improving rice tolerance of submergence and salinity to cope with climate change in coastal areas of Vietnamese Deltas

The extension project contributes to enhancing and sustaining future livelihoods and food security in Vietnam vis-a-vis climate change (CC).  It aims at developing adapted, submergence- and salt-tolerant rice varieties and water resources optio ... Project Completion Report:   Objective, activity & output 1: Progeny of Saltol -Sub1 lines developed from AS996, BT7, Q5DB were tested, screened and selected for field trial.

Objective, activity & output 2: F2 ...

Vulnerabilities and Adaptation to a Changing Climate: A Gender Analysis Conducted in Tra Hat Hamlet, Bac Lieu Province, Vietnam

Abstract: Using a mix methodological approach, this study analyzed the climate risks that men and women in Tra Hat Hamlet, a future climate smart village on the Mekong Delta, are facing and how they are adapting to it. The study also looked at ...

Agricultural growth and poverty pockets (AGROPOP)

Several countries in Asia have experienced rapid growth and diversification of agricultural production due to combined demand from both the domestic and the global markets. The growth and diversification processes take place in agricultural growth r ... Project completion report: The Mekong River Delta is an example of industrialization via strategic coupling between global production networks and resource-rich regions. Especially the region’s rice and seafood industries have experienced rem ...

Social and Environmental Resilience in Upland Areas of Vietnam. Responses in Land Use and Livelihood Strategies

The proposed PhD-research addresses the issue of vulnerability in relation to climate change in upland areas of Vietnam and views vulnerability and resilience as determinants of adaptive capacity. The overall objective of the PhD is to investigate t ... Completion Report - Summary: The research included an assessment of the impact of land use changes in two municipalities by examining the long-term changes linked to the expansion of acacia production and the interplay between land use change ...

Analysis and modeling of Geological Basins in Vietnam – GEUS2 – Phase 3

Oil and gas constitute an important sector in Vietnamese society. About 20 per cent of national revenue is generated by oil and gas and this sector employs many Vietnamese. In October 2009, GEUS started phase 3, the final consolidation phase of a co ... Annual Report 2013: Oil & Gas constitute an important sector in Vietnamese society employing many people and generating ca. 20 % of national revenue. Phase 3, the consolidation phase of a cooperation project between GEUS and VPI -Vietnam ...

SUSANE 2 Optimizing environmentally friendly biogas production from livestock manure for the reduction of green house gas emissions

The objective of this project is to convert animal manure from an environmentally detrimental waste to a valuable resource. This is achieved through development of a sustainable Vietnamese biogas production system, which reduces greenhouse gas emiss ... Project Completion Report - Summary: Livestock production is increasing and being specialized in Vietnam leading to the decoupling of livestock farming from plant production or fish farming. This has led to surplus liquid manure being dischar ...

A Methodological Study to a Multifaceted Approach to the Classification of Recent and Historical Fluvial Structures in the Alluvial Plain of the Red River Delta, Vietnam

Abstract: A suspected coherence between arsenic contamination of aquifers in the alluvial plain of northern Vietnam and the prehistoric courses of the Red River originates within the theoretical fields of geochemistry and fluvial morphology. Ar ...

Sanitary Aspects of Drinking Water and Wastewater Reuse in Vietnam – SANIVAT

The project "Water supply, sanitation, hygiene promotion and
health in Vietnam" (SANIVAT) has as its longterm objective to improve health and living conditions of the rural poor including ethnic minorities through the provision of clean water ... Completion Report: Impact and policy changes
- During SANIVAT a total of 5 PhD and 2 MSc fellows have conducted their study programs. More than 10 peer-reviewed articles have been published, and numerous presentations to a wide rang ...

Effects of temperature and hypoxia on aerobic scope in the giant freshwater shrimps (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) and (Penaeus monodon)

Depending on future CO2 emission scenarios, the average surface temperature is projected to increase 1.1-6.4°C by 2100. Tropical species, compared to many temperate species, are expected to be particularly sensitive to elevated temperatures because ... Project Completion Report: In light of the ongoing climate change, the ability to predict future effects on biota has received much attention, where it has been sought to establish a unifying model granting predictive power to characterize an ...

Neonatal Hospital Mortality in South Vietnam

Overall aim: To examine newborn hospital mortality in South Vietnam in order to design intervention studies to be conducted in the next project phase. The studies are conducted in a tertiary specialized hospital and 3 referring secondary general pro ... Project Completion Report: In spite of the magnitude, knowledge about newbom mortality is very limited in resource poor settings like Vietnam. We explored newborn morbidity and mortality in hospital (general and specialized pediatric care) an ...

Employment generation and labour market regulation: A case study of Viet Nam

The overall objective of the research project is to contribute to a better understanding of the relationship between labour market regulation, wages and employment. The project is based mostly on survey data of small and medium manufacturing fi ...

Improving rice tolerance of submergence and salinity to cope with climate change in coastal areas of Vietnamese Deltas

The project contributes to enhancing and sustaining future livelihoods and food security in Vietnam vis-a-vis climate change. It aims at developing adapted, submergence- and salt-tolerant rice varieties, and disseminating them in coastal zones of th ... Genotyping with SSR markers at IRRI involved cross combinations of
BC3FI of Bacthom x IR64-Subl, and cross combinations from BC3F2
involving Bacthom xFL478, Q5DB x IR64-Subl, Q5DB x F1478,
OM6976 x IR64-Subl, OM6976 xFL478, AF99 ...

Chickens as a possible reservoir for urinary tract infections in humans

About 60% all of human infections in the world are caused by zoonotic pathogens transmitted typically by direct contact to animals or through faecally contaminated foods. Smallholder farmers in rural and suburban Vietnam live in close contact with t ... The role of Enterococcus spp. as pathogens has increased while the source(s) of infections often remains unclear. Enterococcus faecalis from patients suffering urinary tract infection (UTI) in Vietnam and from poultry living in close contact with th ...

Fish borne Zoonotic Parasites in Vietnam

In the second phase (2007-2011) of the research capacity building project “Fishborne Zoonotic Parasites (FIBOZOPA) activities in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos will be implemented that: a) build the capacity needed for risk assessment and integrated con ... Project Completion Report: The development of the aquaculture sector in Vietnam has been a success story in terms of increase in production volume as well as value. Ensuring a safe and high quality product from aquaculture to the consumer, bo ...

Arsenic contamination of groundwater in the Red River Delta in Vietnam, VietAs Phase II

The use of groundwater for drinking water has been promoted by DANIDA and other aid organisations in both Vietnam and Bangladesh. Unfortunately it was discovered that the groundwater in these countries may contain far too much arsenic, leading to ma ... Project Completion Report: The overall objective of the VietAs project has been to strengthen the research capacity in water resources planning and management in Vietnam. Project partners have been: Hanoi University of Mining and Geology, Han ...

Economic Governance and Development in Vietnam and Mozambique

This research programme is an inquiry into: (i) why two developing countries, Vietnam and Mozambique, have achieved exceptionally high and consistent annual rates of economic progress for more than 15 years, (ii) whether the benefits of growth were ... Project Completion Report: The Economic Governance and Development in Vietnam and Mozambique research program was an inquiry into (i) why two developing countries, Vietnam and Mozambique, have achieved exceptionally high and consistent annual ...

Assessing effects of and responses to climate change on environment and socio-economic development in mid-Central Vietnam

The project addresses the potential impacts of climate change on the occurance of disasters and other significant weather related phenomena during the last three decades in selected provinces in Mid -central Vietnam. The coping and adaptation strate ... Our investigation data reveals that local people felt unusual increase in extreme weather events in the recent years such as higher temperature, more storms, long-lasting and more severe droughts and more frequent and severe floods, that fits with o ...

Climate change and estuarine ecosystems

The project will establish a base line for the ecological functioning of two typical Vietnamese estuaries. The base line will comprise a description of the estuarine ecology including primary production, nutrient dynamics, substance transport to and ... We have fullfilled the goals that we agreed upon in 2010 and as we described in the application. Two female Vietnamese students graduated with high marks in 2011.All results from the project were disseminated during a national workshop at ION in Feb ...

Impacts of Climate Change on Land Use Change in the Red River Delta and its Community Livelihood Change

In a context where Vietnam is considered as one of the most potentially affected by climate change, our project aims to understand the relation between climate change and its impacts to livelihood change of rural community in the Red River Delta (RR ... For climate change modelling,4 Regional Climate Models have been used for dynamically downscaling different Global Climate Models outputs: RegCM3, MM5, REMO and CCAM and these outpus are cross-compared to 20-km resolution product from the MRI/JMAJap ...

O2 requirements of the air-breathing fishes Pangasius hypophthalmus and Channa striatus

The air-breathing fish, Pangasius hypophthalmus and Channa striatus, are two of the most important fish species in the aquaculture of the Mekong Delta in Vietnam. In particular Pangasius aquaculture is in rapid growth and is now a common consumer it ...

Epidemiology of avian influenza in Vietnam – the role of ducks and survival of virus in water

The broad objective was to study the epidemiology of avian influenza (AI) in Vietnam – following the ongoing outbreak of AI in many provinces of the country. The project primarily focused on the role of ducks as a reservoir for the AI virus and the ...

Integrated disease and nutrient management in intensive rice production systems in Vietnam

The project involves a multidisciplinary systems approach to improve rice production and quality in the Mekong River Delta of Vietnam. The work is arranged in seven different work packages (WPs). WP1 to WP5 each includes a full educational program i ...

Air pollution modelling & Management of Urban air environment in Vietnam Context

On July 16. 2010, Mr. Ngo Tho Hung has submitted his Ph.D. dissertation report for assessment at the Graduate School for Environmental Stress Studies (GESS) in the Doctoral School of the Department of Environmental, Social and Spatial Change (ENSPAC ...

Metal Accumulation and Food Safety in waste water-fed Aquatic Production Systems in Cambodia and Vietnam

Untreated wastewater is used for irrigation of aquatic food production systems in areas surrounding the major cities in Southeast Asia. This has given rise to a concern that toxic metals could accumulate in foods produced near Hanoi and Phnom Penh. ...

Training and Research on physiological constraints in aquaculture in the Mekong

The Mekong Delta (MD) covers approx 12% of Vietnam, but accounts for more than half of the total agricultural production and for more than 60% of its fish production. Aquaculture has become a huge industry of importance both for the domestic market ...

Outsourcing for development

Traditionally the debate on outsourcing has focused on outsourcing to low cost locations seen from the perspective of OECD countries. Rarely has the mirror question been asked: What are the development effects of growing outsourcing to developing co ...

Research initiative on Avian Influenza in Bangladesh and Vietnam

The aim of the initiative is to enable the formulation of a larger strategic research cum research capacity building project based on thorough needs assessment. Vietnam was one of the first countries (2003) in Asia to be hit by avian ...