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Who we are


The project: Sustainable adaptation of coastal agro-ecosystems to increased salinity intrusion (DeltAdapt) is a bilateral German-Vietnamese research project funded by the BMBF under the scope of “Bioeconomy international”. This 3 year project started September 2013 and is coordinated by Prof Wulf Amelung and Dr Jens Kruse, University of Bonn, Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation, Division Soil Science (INRES). Around 20 scientists from both countries are participating in DeltAdapt.

 Group picture of all project partners at Kick-Off meeting at Can Tho University, October 2014

Group picture taken at the Kick-off-Meeting 28-29 October, 2014 at Can Tho University, Vietnam


Project partners

Project partners on the German side:

  • University of Bonn, Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation (INRES), Division Soil Science (Wulf Amelung, Jens Kruse, Susanne Weigand)
  • Research Center Jülich GmbH, Institute of Bio- and Geo-Sciences (IBG-3)
    (Nicolas Brüggemann, Minghua Zhou)
  • Helmholtz Centre for Environmental research - UFZ, Department of Environmental Microbiology Leipzig (Dietmar Schlosser)


Project partners on the Vietnamese side:

  • Can Tho University
    (Vo Thi Guong, Duong Nhut Long, Duong Minh Vien, Pham Van Toan, Nguyen Van Qui, Tran Huynh Khanh, Nguyen Do Chau Giang)
  • Vietnam National University of Agriculture
    (Ngo The An, Nguyen Huu Thanh, Le Thi Giang, Nguyen Thi Mhin)
  • Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Department of Natural Resources and Environment
  • Ecology Farming Corporation