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

Partner Institution(s): 
Aarhus University (AU), Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Agroecology, Aarhus, Denmark
Start Date: 
June 1, 2014
End Date: 
March 31, 2018
Project Type: 
South driven projects
Project Code: 
Total grant: 
DKK 4,995,440
Contact : 
Dao Bach Khoa

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 scientific research has aimed at figuring out the impact of CC on BPH demography leading to outbreaks in rice. Also, concerns are growing on the abuse of insecticides. The project is proposed to implement cooperative efforts between the Plant Protection Research Institute (PPRI) and Aarhus University (AU) as well as other institutions in Vietnam and Japan. Expected outputs of the project: (i) establish model and modelling expertise to elucidate the impact of CC on BPH outbreak; (ii) apply mathematical and GIS models to predict BPH outbreak under impact of CC; (iii) establish molecular diagnostics procedures and expertise as tools to determine current and predicted trends in pests genomics under CC; (iv) formulate policies, adapting measures and techniques to prevent pest outbreaks, aimed at authorities and farmers to ensure food security and sustainable agriculture. The results of the project will be published on international peer-review journals. Two doctoral and three master students will be educated by this project as part of research capacity building for Vietnam. Reports, recommended policies and technical guidelines will be disseminated through the Vietnam’s administrative system, target stakeholder and project website.


Midterm report 2016:
1- The first set of life history parameters have been estimated in a climate chamber at PPRI. Additional sets (with different climatic settings) are currently being estimated.

2- Three trapping stations have been running for one year; one with technical problems which are beng fixed. The remaining three trapping stations will be set up in 2016.

3- Modelling is being carried out together wit the PhD student visiting AU, May-July 2016.

4- Samples were brought from Vietnam to AU to commence the BPH biomolecular work together with the visitinh PhD students (May- July 2016.

7- Research capacity is being enhanced through the training of the PhD students at AU ad also the two PPRI researches joining them for the first week of their visit.

This page was last modified on 22 February 2018

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