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Village wins back traditional lands from Southern Paper Material Company

Date: 24/10/2018

Southern Paper Material Company has given back 50 hectares of traditional land to K’Bay ethnic minority village in Kon Tum province. LandNet has supported a longstanding request by the villagers to the company and local authorities to return their land, located in upstream areas, ...

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Lessons learnt from the successful lobby/ advocacy to recognize traditional village forest and customary law in the newly approved Forest Law

Date: 23/10/2018

1. It is critical to organize meetings and in partnership with supportive policy makers to update information and learn the needs and orientations of the policy makers in order to clarify suitable lobby objectives and strategy.  Focusing on the needs of the policy makers, ...

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When the farmers own the forests

Date: 02/10/2018

At the end of 2017, nearly 600 ha of forest land was allocated to farmers in Dak Chum and Tu Mo Rong villages. These were people living under the poverty line – on their situation is much improved. The forest is kept safe under their control, while the people themselves ...

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A pioneer strategy in implementing the new 2017 Forest Law

Date: 21/09/2018

2017’s changes to the Forest Law recognised of ethnic minority communities as forest owners that was absent before. Further, customary forests (sacred forest, water source forest, communal use forest) are legally recognized in the new law (We have ...

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Discussion on Forest Law 2017 draft amendments

Date: 09/08/2018

On August 8, 2018, CIRUM held a discussion on Forest Law 2017 draft amendments. The discussion was based on recommendation from community representatives of several provinces, experience in forest land allocation and building sustainable income ...

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Combining forest-based livelihoods with forest protection in Nghe An and Ha Tinh

Date: 31/07/2018

20 hectares of cultivated Bon Bo plants are ready for harvest in Dong Van commune, Que Phong district, Nghe An province and 5 hectares of degraded natural forests have been planted with 5,000 native forest trees in Son Linh commune, Ha Tinh province ...

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Eight ethnic groups discuss on Forestry Law 2017

Date: 08/05/2018

The workshop on Forestry Law 2017 is organized by CIRUM, CARE and LandNet, funded by EU on May 4, 2018 in Cua Lo town, Nghe An province. There were more than 50 participants, including 30 representatives from eight ethnic minority groups: Ma Lieng, Van Kieu, H'Mong, Tay, Nung, Thai, ...

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