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National programme helps reduce poverty

The National Target Programme for Socio-Economic Development in Ethnic Minority and Mountainous Areas for the period 2021 – 2030 has created positive changes, making important contributions to hunger eradication and poverty reduction, and promoting economic development in many regions throughout the country.Up to now, localities ...

Deforestation reduction remains challenging

Being active in more than 65 countries, REDD+ allows people who protect local forests to receive payments, usually from developed countries. REDD+ aims to make forest protection more economically attractive than deforestation. The total value of the program’s activities is estimated at 2.9 billion USD.A ...

Mekong Delta carefully coping with El Nino

The Mekong Delta is entering the flooding season with 1m of water lower than this time in other years. This signals grave challenges brought by El Nino and asks for practical solutions to fight against unpredictable weather in the near future.The National Center for Hydrometeorological ...

Tây Ninh Province makes sure ethnic people do not fall through the cracks

The south-eastern province of Tây Ninh has implemented a number of policies to improve the lives of ethnic peoples. It has 21 ethnic groups with 21,410 people, who account for 1.71 percent of its total population.To improve the lives of the ethnic people, the province ...

Increasing the efficiency of online business for women with disabilities

The Vietnam Women’s Union (VWU) will actively advise and perform activities to help women with disabilities in many forms and act as a bridge to connect businesses, social organisations and the whole community to join hands to promote equity and rights for people with disabilities, ...

How dams built by China starve the Mekong River Delta of vital sediment

Using data derived from thousands of satellite images, EOMAP and Reuters analyzed sediment levels around four major dams on the Mekong, two in China and two in Laos. The analysis showed each dam drastically reduced the sediment that should have otherwise flowed through at those ...

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 ...

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 ...

Absence of seasonal flooding washes away Mekong Delta livelihood

The enforced absence of annual flooding that Vietnam’s Mekong Delta heavily depends on for agriculture and aquaculture has put the livelihoods of millions at stake.For several years, the annual flooding that has nourished the delta for centuries has been late, deficient or absent, and experts ...

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