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SENTINEL-1 SEES RICE PADDY DROP IN THE MEKONG DELTA
2016-04-18

Europe’s Sentinel-1A satellite has shown that the Mekong River Delta – one of the world’s major rice-growing areas – saw a significant drop in productivity over the past year, illustrating the effect of El Niño on food security.

Since the end of 2015, dry conditions associated with El Niño have strongly affected South East Asia, leading to severe drought, in particular in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta.

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