Van Pham Dang Tri , Phan Hoang Vu , Pham Thanh Vu * and Nguyen Hieu Trung

* Correspondence: Pham Thanh Vu (email: ptvu@ctu.edu.vn)

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Agro-ecological zoning is considered to be a suitable base for agricultural land use planning to especially meet local natural resources and socio-economic settings. The aim of this study was to evaluate historical trend (from 2000 to 2010) and predict changes in the agro-ecological zones of the Bac Lieu province in the context of sea level rise (+17cm) in combination with historical records of upstream discharge (since 1998). The Participatory Rural Appraisal approach and household interviews were used to collect primary along with secondary data collected at different governmental departments and the numerical modelling results. The results showed that existing agro-ecological zones were well-reflected by the existing farming systems in the study area. The defined agro-ecological zones of Bac Lieu province in the future would include stable freshwater areas and changing brackish and saline-influenced areas according to the changes of upstream discharge.
Keywords: Agro-ecological zones, Bac Lieu, brackish and saline areas, climate change, sea level rise, upstream discharge

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