Since 2007, CIFOR-ICRAF has been registered in Viet Nam. There are currently 25 staff in the country. We work closely with the Government of Viet Nam, particularly the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), on key national and subnational policies for sustainable development. CIFOR-ICRAF research evidence has informed national and subnational policy frameworks, including the 2017 Law on Forestry, the Viet Nam Forestry Development Strategy 2021–2030 with a vision to 2050, the national scheme on Payment for Forest Environmental Services, and policy for PFES payment distribution in Son La Province.
Our main research areas include agroforestry, social forestry, sustainable livelihoods, land restoration and ecosystem services, partnerships for sustainable development, community/social forestry, climate change (climate change adaptation and mitigation, climate financing, REDD+, sustainable coastal and wetland mitigation and adaptation), and gender and social inclusion as cross-cutting theme. Our capacity development efforts focus on national and subnational officials in forestry, agriculture and extension systems, as well as researchers, staff from Vietnamese non-governmental organizations, the media, and local communities.
COUNTRY FOCAL POINT
- Viet Nam Law on Forestry 2017
- Viet Nam Forestry Development Strategy 2021–2030 with a vision to 2050
- National scheme on Payment for Forest Environmental Services (PFES)
- Son La Province policy on PFES payment distribution
- Mitigation of land degradation in upland fields through promotion of natural terraces to prevent soil erosion and enhance local livelihoods
- Restoration of local landscapes through the establishment of agroforestry
- Empowerment of local communities, a with focus on women and ethnic minorities, through socially inclusive capacity building, networking and technical supports
- Reinforcement of teaching capacity in local universities on emerging issues such as PFES for mangroves and sustainable wildlife conservation
- Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Forest Management Bureu, Republic of the Philippines
- Sussex Sustainability Research Programme (SSRP)
- Land Equity International