Land Consolidation at the Household Level in the Red River Delta, Vietnam

TitleLand Consolidation at the Household Level in the Red River Delta, Vietnam
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Year of Publication2020
AuthorsThi_Ha_Thanh_Nguyen _, Thi_Quynh_Nhu_Thai _, Van_Tuan_Tran _, Thi_Phin_Pham _, Quang_Cuong_Doan _, Khac_Hung_Vu _, Huong_Giang_Doan _, Quang_Thanh_Bui _
Secondary TitleLand
Key themesAgriculturalModernization, Conversion-FoodSecurity, Distribution, MigrationLabour, Policy-law

Land consolidation is an effective solution for the hindrances in agricultural production and rural development caused by land fragmentation. In the Red River Delta of Vietnam, where land is still highly fragmented, the application of land consolidation is required. By using a bottom-up approach, the paper aims to clarify the effect of land consolidation on farm households in selected communities (as case studies) of two provinces (Hung Yen and Vinh Phuc) in the Red River Delta. With the primary structured and semi-structured interview method, 172 household questionnaires and 22 in-depth questionnaires (from local officials) were collected. The results indicated that land consolidation could either change the spatial structure or expand the area of land parcels, facilitate the conversion of crop structure, increase household incomes, accelerate mechanization in agricultural production, and create more job opportunities for agricultural laborers. However, we also found that the land consolidation process conducted in the case studies is inadequate and lacks integration with other related policies.


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