Farmers in the Mekong and Red River deltas of Vietnam observe sea level rise by more saline water coming into paddy fields challenging their rice crop
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Being the second largest rice exporting country in the world and the most threatened by rising sea levels, makes Vietnam a hot spot for climate change impacts on global food security. Delta and coastal farmers, as well as local authorities, report stronger storm surges and increasing salinity levels in irrigation water sources destroying their crops. However, the scientific evidence is still inconclusive on tropical storm trends and what to be expected for near future local sea level rise.