Assessment of the consequences of forest land allocation as a tool for improving livelihoods and forest quality

Viet Nam

Assessment of the consequences of forest land allocation as a tool for improving livelihoods and forest quality

The best options for land management at the landscape level take an integrated natural resource management approach. The outcomes from land allocation will partly depend on the policy settings at all levels of governance and the ways these policies are pursued at the operational level.

The Tropenbos International programme in Viet Nam examines the effects of forest land allocation on livelihoods and environmental integrity. It will undertake research to develop information systems in support of forest sector policy development, and in particular land allocation and use It will examine the socioeconomic status of forest-dependent communities and their livelihood strategies and assess the effect of land allocation on household and community changes in livelihood practices and poverty levels. Research will be carried out into new options for livelihoods for both communities and households managing forest lands. The effects of the land allocation process on the biodiversity and other forest products and services will be analysed.

Duration

2010 - 2011

Objective

To capture and present in an integrative way the contribution of land allocation policies to poverty alleviation and forest quality.