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01 March 2023
Expansion of coffee monocultures on the slopes of the Srepok River Basin in Viet Nam has resulted in severe land degradation. As part of the Working Landscapes programme, we have been supporting coffee agroforestry to restore these lands and increase smallholders’ resilience.
20 July 2022 Viet Nam
In Viet Nam’s Central Highlands, women have the potential to play a key role in restoring degraded lands. Until recently, however, women seldom joined in local government efforts to promote restoration. By involving government officials in research, awareness creation and training, Tropenbos Viet Nam managed to convince them to focus their support on women-led agroforestry models for restoration.
16 November 2021 Viet Nam
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.
15 April 2021 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.
15 April 2021 Viet Nam
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.
15 October 2020 Viet Nam
Coffee farmers in Viet Nam’s Central Highlands are increasingly applying intercropping to their coffee plantations. This results in more income and a better resilience against climate change.