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In Viet Nam, large areas of forests are traditionally managed by ethnic minorities. Allocating forest lands to these communities can result in better forest management, contributing to climate change mitigation and adaptation goals, says Tran Nam Thang of Tropenbos Viet Nam.
In Viet Nam, the restoration of natural forest ecosystems and livelihoods for people who manage and use degraded forests is important to achieve sustainable development. Especially, the area of natural forests in the Central Highlands has continued to decline in recent years. Therefore, the forest restoration is an issue that needs special attention of the forestry sector. Tropenbos Viet Nam cooperated with the Dak Lak Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to research and develop a technical guidance document for natural forest restoration.
The farmers’ association of Krông Bông district in Viet Nam’s Đắk Lắk Province used the knowledge they gained from trainings of Tropenbos Viet Nam to support the planting of indigenous trees, as part of a government initiative aimed at beautifying the countryside. This will not only please the eye, but is also good for the soils, and will provide people with fruits and high-quality timber.