Forests and forestry

Forest policy and administration

Việt Nam to sign emissions reduction purchase agreement

Việt Nam will be the fifth partner in the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) and the first in the Asia-Pacific region to sign an Emissions Reduction Purchase Agreement (ERPA), according to Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Hà Công Tuấn.Under the terms, if Việt Nam ...

Forest environmental services policy changes the lives of northwestern people

Forty-one of the country’s 63 provinces have established a forest-protection and development fund to look after nearly 6 million hectares of trees, according to report of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.The policy was first introduced in Việt Nam in 2008, requiring hydro-power plants, water-supply companies and ...

Deforestation continues to rage in Việt Nam

Việt Nam will mark four years of natural forest closure this July, a measure to reverse severe deforestation. A total 58 localities closed their natural forests from July 2016, following Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc’s order which aimed to halt wood exploitation by State agencies, including ...

VN’s national forest stewardship standard effective from May

The National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS) for Việt Nam has been launched and will be effective from May 1 this year, according to the Việt Nam Office of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) under the Việt Nam Administration of Forestry (VNFOREST).This standard applies to all ...

VN to boost tourism development in protective, special-use forests

Developing tourism and services in protective and special-use forests in parallel with conservation will become a key part of the national economy in the future.The administration was told to classify, assess and point out typical models to improve management.Nguyễn Quốc Trị, head of the Việt ...

Vietnam aims to raise Central Highlands’ forest cover to 49.2% by 2030

The Prime Minister has recently approved a forest protection, restoration and development programme, aiming to increase forest cover in the Central Highlands to 49.2% by 2030.The programme was announced by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) at a conference in Da Lat on ...

The EU and Vietnam implement and Agreement on combating illegal logging and promoting trade in legal timber

On May 8, the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Viet Nam and Viet Nam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development hold a joint meeting to announce the completion of the process of approval and ratification of a Voluntary Partnership Agreement on Forest Law ...

Decline in Vietnam’s deforestation cases

Vietnam has seen decreases in the number of violation cases related to forest protection and development, as well as the area of forest lost by deforestation. After three years of implementing Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s directions, an average of 16,980 violation cases have been ...

VNA Reporter

24/7 watch ordered as forest fire risks reach critical level

Forestry agencies in upland areas across the country have been told to closely monitor the risk of fires as risks reach critical levels.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

100,000ha of forest to be under sustainable management each year

The forestry sector will support the issuance of sustainable forest management certificates on an area of 100,000ha per year as part of efforts to ensure that Vietnamese wood products satisfy all international requirements as the country joins free trade agreements.Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

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