Project Inception Workshop “Promoting Sustainable Forest Products Management of Forest Companies in Vietnam”

Sustainable forest management and forest certification is one of the top priorities in the forestry sector in Vietnam. The Forestry Development Strategy 2006-2020 sets the target to achieve at least 30% of production forest areas will have certification of sustainable forest management by 2020. However, the implementation of sustainable forest management and forest certification in Vietnam is far behind the expected targets. As of 2016, about 205,000 ha of forest are certified for sustainable … [Read more...]

GFOI Plenary 2017 from 9-12 April 2017 in Viet Nam

Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI), together with the Forest Inventory and Planning Institute (FIPI) of Vietnam and partners, will host the annual GFOI Plenary meeting of 2017 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from 9 to 12 April. The open plenary sessions will be held on 11-12 April, with additional invitation only meetings being held on 9-10 April. The Plenary meetings will gather GFOI partners from around the world to discuss the latest developments in national forest monitoring issues … [Read more...]

The Second National Policy Dialogue on Strengthening Forest Tenure for Sustaining Livelihoods and Generating Income

Strong and secure forest tenures for forest-dependent communities in Viet Nam are a necessary condition for improved income and sustainable livelihoods. Strengthening forest tenure systems in the country is necessary if forest-dependent communities are to benefit from forests and forestry activities, as weak and contested tenures commonly results in conflict. To address this issue, FAO has prepared a set of voluntary guidelines, ‘Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of … [Read more...]

Project “Enhancement of production of Acacia and Eucalypt peeled and sliced veneer products in Vietnam and Australia”

Background Vietnam has a very large furniture production and export industry, with exports worth US$2.8 billion in 2008. Timber for this industry is to a large extent imported – at very substantial cost (US$854 million in 2009). Vietnam also has a very large plantation estate of acacias (300-400k ha) and eucalypts (500k ha). ACIAR has provided much support in establishing and improving this resource. The resource has been used largely for the production of low value pulpwood. Acacias and … [Read more...]

IUFRO Acacia 2014 – “Sustaining the Future of Acacia Plantation Forestry” booklet

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MOU signed between VAFS and TBI

In the afternoon 24 April 2014, the Vietnamese Academy of Forest Sciences (VAFS) and the Tropenbos International Netherlands (TBI) signed the memorandum of understanding at the office of VAFS. Attending the ceremony, the VAFS’s participants have Ass. Prof. Dr. Vo Dai Hai - President, Dr. Doan Van Thu - Vice President, leaderships of some departments and branches in Hanoi. The TBI’s participants have Prof. Dr. Gene Boot - Director General of TBI and Mr. Tran Huu Nghi - Director of TBI … [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...]

MOU Signed Between VAFS and MBFP

In order to promote the application of scientific and technological research results to implement forestry development projects in Vietnam, the Vietnamese Academy of Forest Sciences and the Management Board for Forestry Projects discussed needs for cooperation between the two parties. On that basis, afternoon 15 October 2013, at VAFS office in Hanoi, the two parties signed the memorandum of cooperation for forestry development in Vietnam. Attending the ceremony, representatives of VAFS are … [Read more...]

Demonstration Models of RENFODA Project

  Demonstration models   • Model 1 : Provenance trial for native trees • Model 2 : Agroforestry model • Model 3-5 : Mix plantation of Bamboo and native trees • Model 6-12:Mix plantation of Acacia and native trees • Model 13-16 Enrichment models • Model 17 Mix plantation with fodder plant There are total 17 models have been eshtablised in the area of 63ha during 2004 - 2005. … [Read more...]

Map of Hoa Binh Province and Target Area

RENFODA - JICA project   Large View   Project Target Area   Large View List of the target communes located in the Watershed Area of Hoa Binh Dam, Hoa Binh Province. Target District Target Commune Target District Target Commune Đà Bắc District Đồng Nghê Commune Mai Châu District Tân Mai Commune Suối Nánh Commune Phúc Sạn Commune Mư­ờng Tuổng … [Read more...]