Ecological Farming training course launched for young Ethnic Minority farmers in Simacai, Lao Cai

Date: 26/07/2016

On July 22nd 2016, the first training course ‘Agro-forestry and Veterinary Medicine’ was launched in the Farmer Field School in Simacai (Simacai district, Lao Cai). The training is co-organized by the Simacai District People’s Committee (DPC), Lao Cai Vocational ...


CIRUM succeeds lobbying Circular No 38/2007/TT-BNN regarding forest allocation and forest lease

Date: 13/07/2016

On June 27th, 2016 a new Circular (No 20/2016/TT-BNN) was issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). This new Circular amended the previous No 38/2007/TT-BNN


Gender Empowerment: Forest-based livelihood development led by Ethnic Minority Women

Date: 05/07/2016

Gender empowerment is critical for sustainable livelihood development. Ethnic minority (EM) women in the mountainous areas of Vietnam are often excluded from ...


Capacity building training on communication and management skills for CIRUM’s staff

Date: 05/07/2016

To enhance staff capacity, CIRUM recently underwent a 2-day workshop on communication and management skills. The training is one of CIRUM’s strategic activities for ...


Participatory Video training for young Tay people in Khe Vap village Bac Lang commune, Dinh Lap district of Lang Son province

Date: 26/06/2016

Training on Participatory Video (PV) for young Tay people in Khe Vap village was conducted to introduce use of high but easy-to-use technology as a tool to record their own lives’ activities. ...


Let Ethnic Minority communities be informed about development projects

Date: 19/06/2016

So often, Ethnic Minority (EM) communities in Vietnam are not well-consulted about development projects (DP). As these communities are blocked from information about project financial funders, project performance standards and complaint mechanisms, they suffer significantly in every ...


Local Forum Roles of Community Forests in Ethnic Minority People’s Lives

Date: 15/06/2016

On May 31st 2016, CIRUM, LandNet in collaboration with Lao Cai Provincial Union of Science and Technology Associations (PUSTA) to co-organize a local forum on “Roles of community forest in Lao Cai ethnic minority people’s lives: Opportunity and Challenges” in ...


Initial Achievements from Small Forest Protection Groups In Ho Muoi village, Minh Son commune, Huu Lung district of Lang Son province

Date: 23/05/2016

In 2013, Local authorities in Huu Lung district Lang Son province with the supports of CIRUM as a small pilot project in lobbying, have succeeded in withdrawing 59.6 ha of forest land from Dong Bac Forestry Company ...