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A model for restoring forests and improving livelihoods in Viet Nam

31 Aug 2022
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English: 978-616-8089-45-3; Vietnamese: 978-616-8089-47-7

This policy brief describes how production-driven partnerships between forest communities and the private sector, with government support, can improve livelihoods and economic development while restoring forest landscapes. It addresses the lack of effective, self-sustaining models for community livelihood development based on the sustainable trade of forest resources.

The policy brief draws on experiences in Viet Nam’s Nghe An Province, where RECOFTC with its FLOURISH project, the Nghe An Forest Protection and Development Fund and the International Bamboo and Rattan Organization have been helping the local government to address challenges in the supply chain for Lung bamboo.

FLOURISH is an innovative forest landscape initiative that uses market forces combined with community forestry to combat climate change, restore degraded forests and improve the well-being of forest communities. RECOFTC launched FLOURISHin Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam in 2018. Learn more about FLOURISH www.recoftc.org/projects/flourish