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Disseminating knowledge of non-timber forest product exploitation

Recently, A Luoi District Youth Union, with technical consultation from the Centre for Rural Development in Central Vietnam (CRD), organized 4 sessions to disseminate the knowledge of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) exploitation for forest management household groups in Huong Nguyen commune. 100 participants from 22 household groups of biodiversity conservation and sustainable forest management in […]


Promoting forest patrolling and rattan caring in 2019

On February 21 2019 in Thuong Lo commune, Nam Dong district, the Centre for Rural Development in Central Vietnam (CRD), Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry conducted a meeting to make plan for forest management and protection the focus of which was on the promotion of forest patrolling and rattan caring. The meeting was within […]


Supporting small business holders comply with the LD Requirements in order to effectively participate in national and global legar timber supply chains

Background After six years of negotiations, on 11 May 2017 Vietnam and the EU inttialled the text of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (VPA/FLEGT), this marks the formal conclusion of the negotiations. VNFOREST is now working on the deailed design and guidance for the Organnization Classification System (OCS), an […]


Promoting biodiversity conversation in the Central Annamites

The project “Promoting the role of community-based organizations (CBO) and civil society organizations (CSOs) in biodiversity conservation in Central Annamites, Thua Thien Hue Province” will be implemented from 2018 to 2022 in the buffer zones of Bach Ma National Park (Nam Dong district) and Sao La Conservation Area (A Luoi district).   The project was coordinated […]


Overcoming challenges to community participation in the monitoring of Vietnam’s Emission Reduction Programme (ER-P)

A dialogue to discuss and listen to solutions from governmental agencies to enhance community’s participation in independent monitoring of the Vietnam’s Emission Reduction Programme (ER-P) was held in December 19 2018 in Hue City.      An overview of the dialogue The dialogue was attended by 20 representatives of forest protection communities/groups in Huong Nguyen commune, […]