OP-ED: Central Highlands development: Sustainable livelihoods to ward off instability risks

The Central Highlands, home to nearly 6 million people, needs thorough solutions to issues related to land use, agro-forestry-fisheries development, and ecological environment protection in order to deal with risks of instability in security and order.

According to Secretary of the Party Committee of Dak Lak Nguyen Dinh Trung, over the years, despite modest State budget collection, regional localities have designed various policies to support local people. They have paid great attention to renovating production methods by ethnic minority groups in the region, creating necessary conditions for them to access land and farming techniques and form cooperatives and cooperative groups to promote production, while encouraging local residents to change their mindset and inspire their desire to improve their material and spiritual living conditions.

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