||Through 50 Climate Change Adaptation Farmer Field Schools in Vietnam the 1.500 poor farmers of ethnic origin (H'mong, Thai and Muong) in the mountanious areas of Hoa Bin and Son La, will be able to reduce the risk in the maize production and also be able to increase yield by 25%. The participants of the CC FFS will further to their agronomic skills also aquire skills on how to collaborate and to use such collaboration. This is the basis for the establishment of the water users association.
After being trained the participants will be supported in establishing the 35 water user associations with the purpose to manage the local water resources in their area, ensuring that the resources will be shared or made available for everyone.
The training will take place through Farmer Field schools and will focus on normal maize cultivation on sloping land along with cultivation under extreme climatic conditions, such as drought and excessive rainfall. For climate change adaptation, training on stress tolerant varieties, shortening of the cultivation periods, irrigation opportunities and cultivation practices e.g. tied-ridges will be included.