The report was elaborated within the project “Drought-ADAPT: Adaptation to Drought and El Niño Effects in the Central Highlands of Vietnam”, financed by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The aim of Drought-ADAPT is to develop innovative solutions to support short, medium and long-term planning and adaptation measures to droughts and their effects in the Central Highlands of Vietnam.
Vietnam ranks among the countries most affected by climate change, and the Central Highlands region is particularly sensitive to extreme weather events, such as those triggered by El Niño. The region is renowned for its significant agricultural production, including coffee, rubber, pepper, cashew nuts, vegetables, and fruits, which are in high demand both domestically and for export. With increasing impacts of climate change, the need for adaptation has become a priority.
By examining the specific challenges and opportunities in the Central Highlands of Vietnam and drawing on global experiences, this report aims to provide valuable insights and recommendations for policymakers, practitioners, and local communities. It underscores the importance of adopting nature-based approaches like EbA to build climate resilience in the region, thus sustaining the livelihoods and protecting the ecosystems that are vital for the well-being of inhabitants.