Social development

Ethnic minorities and indigenous people

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 ...

Canadian-funded project helps advance ethnic women’s economic empowerment

A meeting took place in the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau on September 21 to review the local implementation of the Canadian-funded project “Advancing Women’s Economic Empowerment in Vietnam – AWEEV”. The nearly-4.6-million-CAD (3.4 million USD) project is expected to assist more than 2,600 ...

Priority given to ethnic minority-inhabited and mountainous areas

Many programmes and projects on facilitating socio-economic development in ethnic minority-inhabited and mountainous areas have been implemented, contributing to improving the livelihoods of local people.The national target programme on socio-economic development in ethnic minority-inhabited and mountainous areas in the 2021-2030 period is designed to create ...

Ethnic minorities receive ecotourism training

A series of training courses are being organised for 1,200 ethnic minority people who are part of ecotourism chains in the central provinces of Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien-Hue and Quang Nam. The programme, which is being run by Helvetas Vietnam, aims to improve ...

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 ...

Efforts invested in poverty alleviation in ethnic minority communities in central region

Thanks to the support from the State and efforts made by local authorities, many poor households in the central region have gradually gotten out of poverty.Quang Nam province is home to more than 140,000 ethnic minority people, accounting for 9.4% of the total population, bigger ...

Northern midland, mountainous region heads to green, sustainable development

The gross regional domestic product (GRDP) of the Northern midland and mountainous region is expected to reach 8-9 percent per year while GRDP per capita will attain VND140 million (nearly US$6,000) in 2021-2030. This is part of the Government’s plan of action to implement the ...

Thuy Dung

Population aging, labour migration pose challenges to poverty reduction

Population aging, income disparities and living standards as well as labour migration pose great challenges to the poor and poverty reduction.Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Lê Văn Thanh revealed problems in the implementation of the National Target Programme for Sustainable Poverty Reduction in the 2021-25 ...

Son La develops medicinal herbs in association with community tourism

Developing medicinal herbs is a new direction to restructure high economic crops in the northern mountainous province of Son La. But in order to overcome difficulties in output for medicinal herbs, many experts believe that Son La needs to promote innovative start-ups in this field ...

Anh Tuyet

5-million-euro sustainable landscape project set for Central Highlands

A project to strengthen integrated sustainable landscape management through a deforestation-free jurisdiction in the Central Highlands Lâm Đồng and Đắk Nông provinces was launched on Friday (3/6).The project will be implemented over four years (2022–2026) in Lâm Đồng and Đắk Nông provinces. The project’s targets ...

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