National germplasm BV10 – Natural Acacia hybrid between Acacia mangium and A. auriculiformis

Gernplasm code: BV10 Species: Natural Acacia hybrid between Acacia mangium and A. auriculiformis Decision No: 132 / QĐ/BNN – KHCN, dated 17th January 2000 Author: Le Dinh Kha, Ha Huy Thinh, Nguyen Dinh Hai Contact address: Research Centre for Forest Tree Improvement, Forest Science Institute of Vietnam, Dong Ngac – Tu Liem – Ha Noi – Vietnam Superior characteristics: Disease resistance:  Good Growth and wood quality: well growth, good wood properties, few branches and … [Read more...]

List of Research Project and Programs during the period of 2006-2010 at State level

No Research title Implementing Organization Research leader Implementing duration  Total grant fund (VND Million)  I Independent research Project         1 Study on the science & technology and socio-economic's solutions for establishing plantations for sawn logs on forestland and degraded forests Silvicultural Research Institute (SRI) Ass. Prof  Dr. Tran Van Con 2008-2012  2.800 2 Study on the technology on … [Read more...]

MOU Signed Between VAFS and ICRAF

In the afternoon 16 December 2013, the signing of the memorandum of understanding between the Vietnamese Academy of Forest Sciences (VAFS) and the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF) hold at the office of ICRAF Vietnam. Attending the signing, the VAFS’s participants have Mr. Trieu Van Hung - Acting President, Mrs. Nguyen Thi Bich Ngoc - Vice President, leaderships of some departments and institutes in Hanoi. The ICRAF’s participants have Mrs. Delia Catacutan - Country … [Read more...]

Increasing Forest Area under Community Management, Strengthening Control of Communities over Forests Key to Healthy Forests in Asia-Pacific

In November 19, 2013, in Bangkok, Thailand, more than 100 representatives of governments, civil society organizations, local communities, NGOs, academia, and international organizations from the region have come together for the Third Regional Forum for People and Forests. The Forum aims to strengthen community forestry in the Asia and the Pacific region by developing Joint Community Forest Country Action Plans. The Plans seek to prioritize increasing forest area under community management; … [Read more...]

Mapping the potential for REDD+ to deliver biodiversity conservation in Viet Nam

A preliminary analysis Rebecca Mant, Steven Swan, Hoang Viet Anh, Vu Tan Phuong, Le Viet Thanh, Vo Thanh Son, Monika Bertzky, Corinna Ravilious, Julia Thorley, Kate Trumper and Lera Miles Contents 1. Introduction 1.1 REDD+: opportunities and risks for biodiversity 1.2 Mapping and REDD+ planning 1.3 REDD+ readiness efforts in Viet Nam 1.4 Changes in quality and quantity of Viet Nam’s forests 2. Developing maps of forest biomass carbon, forest cover change and biodiversity 2.1 … [Read more...]

VAFS’s new website

VAFS website version 2013 is under contruction If you need information from the old version, Please visit the address as follow: Science &Planning Management Department   … [Read more...]

Trajectories of deforestation, coffee expansion and displacement of shifting cultivation in the Central Highlands of Vietnam

ABSTRACT Production of commodities for global markets is an increasingly important factor of tropical deforestation, taking over smallholders subsistence farming. Measures to reduce deforestation and convert shifting cultivation systems towards permanent crops have recently been strengthened in several countries. But these changes have variable environmental and social impacts, including on ethnic minorities. In Vietnam, although a forest transition – i.e. shift from shrinking to expanding … [Read more...]

Vietnamese Academy of Forest Science (VAFS) Annual report 2012

PART I. GENERAL CONTEXT, ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES General context: • In 2012, althought domestic economy was difficult but VAFS has strengthened and developed in the right direction of Resolution 20/NQ-TW of The Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam about science and technology development. • VAFS was awarded the Second Independent Medal; held successfully Conference on Forestry Science and Technology in North Central Coast Region of Vietnam and 30 year anniversary … [Read more...]

Forest Science Institute of Vietnam (FSIV) annual report 2011

PART I.  ACHIEVEMENTS, POSITIVES AND NEGATIVES Achievements: ·                The Prime Minister announced the creation of the Vietnamese Academy of Forest Science by upgrading the status of the Forest Science Institute of Vietnam, ·                Implementation a new five year plan for the period of 2011-2015, ·                Seventh year FSIV has successfully tendered for the establishment and implementation of scientific and technological forestry projects and being … [Read more...]

Vietnamese Academy of Forest Science (VAFS)

VIETNAMESE ACADEMY OF FOREST SCIENCES (VAFS)      Add: Dong Ngac Commune - Tu Liem District - Hanoi, Vietnam      Tel: 84- 4- 38389031      Fax: 84 -4- 38389722       E-mail:      Website: The Forest Research Institute was precursor of the Forest Science Institute of Vietnam, which was established in 1961. The Forest Research Institute  developed from 1961 to 1971, then divided in to three institutes (Forestry Institute 1972-1988, Forest Industry Institute … [Read more...]