—Shrimp farming production sustains livelihoods for hundreds of thousands of inhabitants. Vietnam is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to climate change and Ca Mau Province was ranked as one of the most vulnerable province in Vietnam in aquaculture sector and shrimp farming. This paper aims to discover how climate change affects different shrimp farming systems and what climate issues affected shrimp production from the perspectives of shrimp farmers and experts in Ca Mau. The field research mainly focuses on interviewing local experts and surveying farmer households involved in four types of shrimp farming systems: rice-shrimp rotation, integrated shrimp-mangrove, separated shrimp-mangrove, and intensive shrimp farming system in the coastal area. The findings from the study give a detailed understanding of climate change effects in shrimp farming and help local government and inhabitants to gain a better sense of how climate change poses risks to shrimp farmers.
—Climate change issues, effects, farming systems, shrimp farmer.
The authors are with the Murdoch University, Australia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, F.Murray@murdoch.edu.au, A.Morrison-Saunders@murdoch.edu.au).
Cite:A. V. Quach, F. Murray, and A. Morrison-Saunders, "Perspectives of Farmers and Experts in Ca Mau, Vietnam on the Effects of Climate Change on Shrimp Production," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 6, no.10, pp. 718-726, 2015.