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Assessment of Livelihood Vulnerability to Drought: A Case Study in Dak Nong Province, Vietnam
Thao, N. T. T. [Université de Liège, Arlon, 6700, Belgium, Institute for Environmental Science, Engineering, and Management, Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam]
Khoi, D. N. [Institute of Research and Development, Duy Tan University, Da Nang, Viet Nam, Faculty of Environment, University of Science, Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam]
Xuan, T. T. [NTT Institute of Hi-Technology, Nguyen Tat Thanh University, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam]
Tychon, Bernard mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > DER Sc. et gest. de l'environnement (Arlon Campus Environ.) > Eau, Environnement, Développement >]
International Journal of Disaster Risk Science
Beijing Normal University Press
Yes (verified by ORBi)
[en] Agricultural drought ; Livelihood vulnerability ; Vietnam ; Vulnerability indicators
[en] In recent years, droughts have strongly affected the Central Highlands of Vietnam and have resulted in crop damage, yield decline, and serious water shortage. This study investigated the livelihood vulnerability of five communities of farmers who are exposed to droughts in one of the more vulnerable regions of Vietnam—Dak Nong Province. A survey of 250 households was conducted in the five communities to collect data on the region’s sociodemographic profile, livelihood systems, social networks, health status, food and water security, drought conditions, and climate variability. Data were aggregated using a livelihood vulnerability index and the IPCC vulnerability index. The survey results indicate that Quang Phu community is the most vulnerable of the study’s communities, followed by Nam N’dir, Dak Nang, Duc Xuyen, and Dak D’ro in descending order of vulnerability. Water availability and livelihood strategies are the most important variables in determining the vulnerability of the five surveyed communities. In order to reduce vulnerability to droughts, water management practices and livelihood diversification in farming and nonfarming activities are recommended for the study area. © 2019, The Author(s).
National Foundation for Science and Technology Development, NAFOSTEDNational Foundation for Science and Technology Development, NAFOSTED: 105.06-2013.09

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