Project: Breeding and planting method development of Chukrasia tabularis for high productivity and tolerance of shoot-tip borer in Vietnam.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Funding institution: Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development of Vietnam Project lead organization: Vietnamese Academy of Forest Sciences Project implementation organization: Forest Protection Research Centre Project leader: Dr. Nguyen Minh Chi Implementation time: 2018-2022 TARGETS AND RESEARCH CONTENTS: Targets: - To select 100 plus trees of Chukrasia tabularis in the Northwest and North Central regions. - To identify at least 1 … [Read more...]

Opportunities and challenges for mangrove management in Vietnam Lessons learned from Thanh Hoa, Thai Binh and Quang Ninh provinces

Mangroves play an important role in providing goods (forest products and fishery resources) and services, both to the marine environment and people. However, in Vietnam, mangrove forests have been threatened by economic pressures and climate change. Mangrove protection and restoration have been key features in forestry policies over the last few decades, but studies on them rarely provide in-depth analysis, nor lessons learned from previous implementation to inform future policies. Using case … [Read more...]

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...]

Helping BacKan farmers to enhance peeled vener production

The ACIAR’ project FST/2008/039 “Enhancement of production of Acacia and Eucalyptus peeled and sliced veneer products in Vietnam and Australia” has been conducted over 4-year period from 2012 to 2016 with the involvement of the University of Melbourne (MoU), Department of Agriculture and Fisheries of Queensland (DAF), Vietnamese Academic of Forest sciences (VAFS), Vietnamese University of Forestry (VFU) and Center for Agriculture Policies (CAP). Vietnam has more than three million hectare of … [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...]

The distribution of powers and responsibilities affecting forests, land use, and REDD+ across levels and sectors in Vietnam

Introduction   This report was commissioned under CIFOR’s Global Comparative Study on REDD+, as part of a research module on multilevel governance and carbon management at the landscape scale. Its purpose is to describe the distribution of powers and responsibilities related to land use, forests, and ecosystem services and, by extension, to REDD+ among the different levels and sectors of the Vietnamese government. To that end it reviews laws dealing explicitly with different sectors … [Read more...]

Vietnam Journal of Forest Science Number 1-2015

TẠP CHÍ KHOA HỌC LÂM NGHIỆP SỐ 1 – 2015   1. Đa dạng thực vật thân gỗ tự nhiên và hiện trạng khai thác tài nguyên thực vật rừng tại khu bảo tồn biển Cù Lao Chàm - thành phố Hội An Phạm Thị Kim Thoa Diversity of natural woody plants and current state plants exploitation in primary forest at Cham island, Hoi An city 3669 2. Đánh giá khả năng chịu hạn và chịu nóng của các dòng Keo lá liềm (Acacia crassicarpa) giai đoạn 4 tháng tuổi ở vườn ươm Đặng Thái Dương Drought and … [Read more...]

POLICY IN BRIEF – Call for a Tree Domestication Strategy in Vietnam

A national strategy for tree domestication is needed to guide efforts to promote conservation and use of priority indigenous tree species in Vietnam. - Investment policies are needed to support breeding production and promote breeds quality management. - Eco-physiological characterisation is needed to study a range of tree species that are well matched to varying environment conditions and climate change. - Conservation efforts should be performed at both genebank and on-farm levels in … [Read more...]

Forestry Certification Workshop 2014 on 8 December 2014 at Hanoi, Vietnam

These days, the increasing demand for forestry materials and products is raising the public’s awareness about these materials and products’ sustainability. The issues of global warming, which are emerging alongside the issues of climate change, deforestation, and illegal logging, are concerning people across the globe. In recent years, focus on forestry-based industries, as one of the leading causes of deforestation globally has grown. However, in reality, the existence of a viable and … [Read more...]