Environment and natural resources

Forests and forestry

Solutions needed if hydropower plant extension is to meet deadline: deputy minister

The ongoing expansion of the Ialy Hydropower Plant in the Central Highlands region is facing several issues, including unresolved land rights problems, affecting the project’s completion.Two additional turbines with a total capacity of 360MW to extend the current Ialy Hydropower Plant capacity are planned to ...

Bình Phước uses payment scheme to help protect forests

The policy of payments for forest environmental services in Bình Phước Province has helped protect and develop forests, and improve the livelihoods of forest protecting households.Under the policy, households, forest owners and firms that participate in protecting forests are paid an annual fee calculated on ...

Action plan to promote green growth in agriculture

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has approved an action plan to implement the National Strategy on Green Growth from 2021-2030. The plan aims to specify goals, tasks and solutions to realise the strategy and the national action plan for green growth.Keep reading ...

Farmers encouraged to engage in sustainable forest, farm production

The Forest and Farm Facility (FFF) programe was designed to support farmers in coping with climate change and improving the livelihoods. The aim of the programme is to help forest and farm producer organisations (FFPO), including woman, youth and ethnic minority people to become the ...

Role of community on natural resource management needs to be increased

Vietnam’s existing legal system on land, forestry, fishery and biodiversity resources provides great opportunities to further enhance the empowerment of local communities through the models of co-management of natural resources. Such models help address the impacts of climate change and the need for more sustainable ...

Forum highlights sustainable forest governance, timber trade monitoring

The Centre for Sustainable Rural Development (SRD) and the Vietnam Administration of Forestry co-organised a forum on sustainable forest governance and timber trade monitoring in Hanoi on August 22. It is one of the annual activities aiming to promote the efficiency of forest governance and ...

Forest covers 42.02% of Vietnam’s total area by end of 2021

Vietnam had 14,745,201 ha of forest area, of which 10,171,757 ha are natural forests and 4,573,444 ha are planted ones, including open canopy forests, as of December 1, 2021, according to a decision announced by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.The total area of ...

Ethnic community gives farming a face-lift

Around 30km from the road of Gia Nghĩa township in the Central Highlands province of Đắk Nông Province, a community of 41 ethnic groups in Quảng Sơn Commune has been building high-valued farms with exportable crops at Dano Farm – the first ‘green’ agro-forestry co-operative of a multi-ethnic community.Ethnic groups in ...

National Strategy on Climate Change for 2050 approved

Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh has signed a decision approving the National Strategy on Climate Change for 2050. The overall objective of the strategy, set out in Decision 896/QD-TTg, is to proactively and effectively adapt to climate change, reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net ...

Forestry production value targeted to grow 5.5% annually in next five years

Vietnam aims for annual growth of 5-5.5% in forestry production value under the sustainable forestry development programme for 2021-2025 freshly approved by the Government. The programme will focus on maintaining the national forest coverage of 42 percent in a sustainable manner and developing new forest ...

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