Tropenbos Viet Nam currently work in the Central Highlands (CH) of Viet Nam, and the Srepok river basin. The CH consist five provinces including Gia Lai, Kon Tum, Dak Lak, Dak Nong, and Lam Dong, with a total land area of 54,474 km2, occupying around 16.8 % of Viet Nam’s natural land area.
The CH is known as one of the seven key agro-ecological regions of Viet Nam, the major producer of the main agricultural export commodities of the country and one of the two areas in need for investments toward sustainable development, defined by the National Government. It is also the region with the largest remaining natural forests of Viet Nam, accounted for 45.8% of the total area. The primary concern in the Central Highlands is how to enable forest rehabilitation, thus restoring both ecosystems that are appropriate for the natural geography of the region and agricultural production systems, in order to support comprehensive and sustainable development.