Many families living in the Mekong Delta, and in the Mo Cay Nam district in particular, are negatively affected by a lack of clean water. The salinity of the Ham Luong river continues to increase rapidly leading to soil salinization, threatening agriculture and human health.
In 2021, ADM and Aid for social protection program Foundation Vietnam (AFV) collaborated to support low-income farm households in overcoming the negative impacts from droughts and saltwater in Mo Cay Nam District, Ben Tre Province.
The project centers on two main activities: installing water tank systems for disadvantaged households, and organizing small seminars to educate farmers about the best usage methods in water conservation and management.
ADM Cares has donated and supported the installation of water tanks for 218 households to strengthen their climate change resilience. These water tanks can hold up to 2 cubic meters of water, which is enough to cover the needs of one person for four weeks. Clean, fresh water is pumped directly to these tanks from drilled wells or from rain. The project also provided education to farmers and the community on water management, tank maintenance, child nutrition and gender equity.