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...]

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...]

Overview of main research publication, 1990 – 2005

Forest Science Institute of Vietnam Research Centre for Forest Ecology and Environment Tel./fax: +884 8389 434; Email:; Web. 2005 Methods for quantitative analysis of flora species biodiversity indices Huy, L.Q. 2005.. Science & Technology Journal of Agriculture & Rural Development. 3 + 4: 117-121. Analysis and classification of hyperspectral data for mapping land degradation: An application in southern Spain D.P. Shrestha , … [Read more...]

Research for the establishment of swiddening systems to shorten Their fallow cycle in the north west

Ngo Dinh Que, Dinh Van Quang, Dinh Thanh Giang Forest Ecology and Environment Research Centre I. Introduction Swiddening in the North West, practised over 91,581 hectares, is found to extend over the largest area in Vietnam. As that traditional farming system has not been developed for ages, the land productivity there gets impoverished and soil erosion and scouring, excessive. Fallows are thus expanding, all waiting for longer and longer time for being restored for cultivation. … [Read more...]

Research on planting of Anisoptera cochinchinensis for veneer raw material supply

Bui Doan, Vu Duy Thong FSIV I. Introduction Anisoptera cochinchinensis belongs to Dipterocapaceae family the timber of which is of high export value on international market (especially in South East Asian Region). Anisoptera cochinchinensis wood is much desired in veneer, plywood and ship- building industries (round and straight bole, few knobs and buttresses, wood: light, brilliantly white colour, log can be 0.7 - 2m. long, 40 - 60cm in diameter. A. cochinchinensis has been much … [Read more...]

Characteristics of soil for Pinus merkusii forest plantation and effect of the latter on forest soil fertility (1980 – 1984)

Dr. Ngo Que INTRODUCTION For nearly 30 years we have carried out the planting of P. merkusii on a large scale, on tens of thousands of hectares, but the ratio of established plantations remains small. Plantation quality is uneven and unstable. The choice and use of land for P. merkusii forest planting and management have remained a great problem with a regard to concrete policy and the approach of the forestry branch in the past years. Problems arise namely: what is the cause of many … [Read more...]

Review of existing experience and research on new models of agroforestry for each region (1981 – 1985)

Nguyen Ngoc Binh   INTRODUCTION   Scientific analysis and evaluation of existing experience in agroforestry production in the country, and identification of a number of important agroforestry models that are widely applicable in each production area.   Identification of the remaining technical problems, orientation of the research work aimed at perfecting the trials in production and working out new agroforestry models suitable for each region.   1. … [Read more...]

Relationship between the properties of coastal sandy soil and planting potential of Casuarina equisetifolia in Vietnam

Hoang Xuan Ty 1. The role of casuarina on coastal sandy soil Vietnam has a 3,200 km long coastline, with a total of about 600,000 ha coastal sandy soil. One part of that sandy soil has been used for agriculture. The remainder of about 462,000 ha is not favourable for industrial plants (Phan Lieu, 1987). On these kinds of sandy soil, Casuarina equisetifolia is the most superior wooden species and is widely planted with the following objectives: · Sand stabilization forest, forest … [Read more...]