Aquaculture land-use policy The case of clam farming in Thaibinh Province, Vietnam

Policy-making and enforcement remains centralized in Vietnam. Policies have been formulated with less scientific and public justification, thus being largely bureaucratic and infeasible, and in many cases, they have created plagues for people at the grass-roots levels. This article focuses on the implementation of policies related to intertidal land-use and supports for clam farming in the Thaibinh province as a case study to explore the impacts of policies on clam farming and farmers. During the period of 2011-2013, provincial policies on intertidal land allocation and technical and financial supports had boosted clam farming development in the province to a surprising extent. Rapid expansion of the clam farming area has created significant consequences for the farming sector, as well as farmer's lives. However, for the same provincial policies, but with different enforcement, different farming outcomes for clam farmers in the three study communes have resulted. Where farmers had more of a voice and choice in bidding for the intertidal areas they preferred, they faced fewer problems. It is, thus, suggested that a more decentralized policy-making and enforcement are needed, in which more scientific assessment and farmer participation are required to not only make government policy more successful in supporting farmers and achieving their expected outcomes, but also to provide farmers with more room to make their own farming decisions from which farming and marketing risks could be mitigated.

Title:

Aquaculture land-use policy The case of clam farming in Thaibinh Province, Vietnam
Authors: Ngo, T.T.H.
Tran, H.C.
Azadi, H.
Lebailly, P.
Keywords: Aquaculture
Clam farming
Land-use policy
North coastal Vietnam
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: MDPI AG
Citation: Scopus
Abstract: Policy-making and enforcement remains centralized in Vietnam. Policies have been formulated with less scientific and public justification, thus being largely bureaucratic and infeasible, and in many cases, they have created plagues for people at the grass-roots levels. This article focuses on the implementation of policies related to intertidal land-use and supports for clam farming in the Thaibinh province as a case study to explore the impacts of policies on clam farming and farmers. During the period of 2011-2013, provincial policies on intertidal land allocation and technical and financial supports had boosted clam farming development in the province to a surprising extent. Rapid expansion of the clam farming area has created significant consequences for the farming sector, as well as farmer's lives. However, for the same provincial policies, but with different enforcement, different farming outcomes for clam farmers in the three study communes have resulted. Where farmers had more of a voice and choice in bidding for the intertidal areas they preferred, they faced fewer problems. It is, thus, suggested that a more decentralized policy-making and enforcement are needed, in which more scientific assessment and farmer participation are required to not only make government policy more successful in supporting farmers and achieving their expected outcomes, but also to provide farmers with more room to make their own farming decisions from which farming and marketing risks could be mitigated.
Description: Sustainability (Switzerland) Volume 8, Issue 12, 2016, Article number 1251
URI: http://repository.vnu.edu.vn/handle/VNU_123/29578
http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/8/12/1251
ISSN: 20711050
Appears in Collections:Bài báo của ĐHQGHN trong Scopus

Nhận xét

Bài đăng phổ biến từ blog này

Sự hài lòng của người dân với chất lượng của dịch vụ hành chính công (Nghiên cứu dịch vụ hành chính công tại văn phòng một cửa tỉnh Quảng Trị)

Xây dựng chiến lược phát triển cơ sở đào tạo tại miền Trung của Trường Đại học Nội Vụ Hà Nội đến năm 2020

Đo sự hài lòng của người dùng với hệ thống tin dựa trên web: Một nghiên cứu thực nghiệm: Luận văn ThS. Công nghệ thông tin: 60480201