New aquaculture innovation platform in Mekong delta

July 18th, 2022

The Mekong Aquaculture Innovation Cluster, was officially launched this month. It is an initiative by the #Aus4Innovation program in partnership with Can Tho University to support Vietnam’s 2045 Vision for Sustainable Development in the Mekong Delta. The Cluster, hosted by Can Tho University, aims to stimulate innovation and create a competitive advantage for shrimp aquaculture through circular economy, digital transformation, green growth, and climate action.
The Mekong Delta contributes to 50 percent of Vietnam’s rice production, 70 percent of aquaculture and a third of overall GDP. But climate change, water scarcity and pollution are fraying the fabric of economic life in the delta. The cluster will connect diverse stakeholders to facilitate high-quality, sustainable aquaculture, regional brand-building and enhanced livelihoods in the region.
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