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USAID helps expand the chili growing area in Quang Nam province to improve the livelihoods of local people, with a majority of them belonging to the Co Tu ethnic minority group.
USAID helps expand the chili growing area in Quang Nam province to improve the livelihoods of local people, with a majority of them belonging to the Co Tu ethnic minority group.
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Over the past decade, Vietnam has experienced rapid economic growth and has risen to the status of a lower middle-income economy. While many positive changes have been achieved, development has come with environmental costs, including degradation of natural resources, pollution and illegal trade in wildlife. In addition to domestic challenges, Vietnam is also one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to the effects of climate change. Large population centers and key agricultural sectors are located in Vietnam’s more than 2,000 miles of coastline, which is vulnerable to changing weather patterns. USAID interventions in climate change mitigation, adaptation, disaster risk reduction, combating wildlife trafficking and biodiversity conservation support Vietnam in its efforts to choose a more sustainable development path.

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Last updated: August 25, 2020

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