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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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, ...


Evaluation on the project managed by Van Kieu women in Khe Cat village, Truong Son commune, Quang Ninh district, Quang Binh province

Date: 25/04/2018

The evaluation of the project on "Raising income and empowering Van Kieu ethnic women” was held at the Cultural House of Khe Cat village, Truong Son Commune, Quang Ninh District, Quang Binh Province on March 5, 2018. This project is funded by EU and facilitated by CIRUM. The Fund ...


Long-term land use right certificates have been granted to the H'mong communities in Cao Son commune, Muong Khuong district, Lao Cai province

Date: 25/04/2018

On March 29, 2018, the assessment of Forest Land Allocation and grant of Land Use Right Certificates to communities was held at the meeting hall of Cao Son Commune People's Committee, Muong Khuong District, Lao Cai Province. There were 40 delegates representing Lao Cai Provincial ...


A sustainable income source and humanistic spirit of Van Kieu ethnic women in Khe Cat village

Date: 19/01/2018

The project for conservation and promotion of Đót (Thysanolaena latifolia) for Van Kieu ethnic women in Khe Cat village does not only promisingly bring a bumper harvest, but also creates foundation for a sustainable livelihood in association with forest protection and development. ...


Resolving conflicts in forestland allocation in Den Sang commune, Bat Xat district, Lao Cai province

Date: 29/12/2017

The Dao people in Den Sang Commune, Bat Xat district, Lao Cai province have been managing village community forests for hundreds of years. By 2007, the state program for land allocation on the basis of aviation photos (referred to as the Land Allocation Program 102) did not allocate ...