August 11, 2015



Vietnam-threshold-2016Score: 57

Vietnam has experienced agricultural growth through improved land use, increased investment, and technology adoption.

Vietnam is one of the world’s major rice exporters and produces enough rice to feed its population. However, food security is tested by factors such as climate change induced natural disasters and decreased access to food as a result of high prices and poverty.

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Areas for Improvement

There are concrete goals policy makers can work towards to improve food security in Vietnam:

  • Vietnam performs best in the Environmental rubric, therefore efforts to improve food security should maximize on its strengths in this rubric
  • Vietnam’s ease of doing business can be a source of potential agriculture sector growth through the further development of staple food producers
  • Vietnam should be wary of its vulnerability to agriculture productivity loss due to climate change

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