Forest products

Forest industry

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 ...

Việt Nam aiming for a transparent and legal wood industry

Việt Nam is aiming to build a transparent and legal wood industry to support exports of timber products and bolster the domestic timber manufacturing industry.To facilitate exports of this key product, Việt Nam is trying to build the Việt Nam Timber Legality Assurance (VNTLAS) system ...

Forestry sector focuses on creating high-yield trees

Scientific research and technology transfer for the forestry sector in the 2021-2030 period will focus on the hybridisation of new varieties, giving priority to planting high-yield, good-quality and pest-and-disease preventive capable tree varieties, said Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Ha Cong Tuan. ​Luring ...

Boosting supply of raw materials for wood processing industry

Along with the spectacular growth of exports of wood and forestry products over recent time, forest planting activities have developed in an effective manner. However, in order to meet the demand for raw materials for the wood processing industry, businesses and localities need to focus ...

Agriculture ministry gathers ideas for timber regulations

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) is calling for ideas to create a draft decree that establishes a system of regulations ensuring Vietnam’s legal timber and wood products qualify for import and export.The ideas are expected to come from relevant ministries and sectors, experts and the ...

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 ...

Tracing the safeguards against illegal logging in Vietnam

An agreement on legally-sourced timber imports from Vietnam to the EU that was finally signed in October is now being held up against the reality on the ground in the Southeast Asian country. The EU’s Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan with ...

Chris Humphrey

Kon Tum uses tech to fight fires

The Chư Mom Ray National Park’s use of advanced technology for management has reduced the number of illegal logging cases and forest fires.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

Violations in forest protection regulations go down

The number of forestry law violations in the first four months of 2018 declined by 31 per cent from last year to 4,226, reported the Việt Nam Administration of Forestry. These violations damaged 252ha of forest areas, down by 47 per cent year-on-year. Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

Land and forest battle in Central Highlands as forests devastated

As illegal loggers are ‘protected’ by local officials, it will be difficult to stop deforestation in the Central Highlands unless heavy sanctions are applied.Keep reading ...

Thien Nhien

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