Women's Economic Empowerment Workshop and Launch of Gender Ambassador Network

Date: 07/11/2016

Over two days from November 3-4th, CIRUM partnered with CARE International in Vietnam to deliver a workshop to empower women to build sustainable livelihoods within their communities. The workshop was an immense success, with participants eagerly engaging in action plans for their ...


Updating the Forest Land Allocation Program in Dong Van commune, Que Phong district, Nghe An

Date: 06/10/2016

Over the past week, CIRUM has conducted land allocation programs in three villages of the Dong Van commune, in Que Phong district, Nghe An. The three villages were Na Chao, Tuc, and Pang. Land allocation teams were established in each village, and applications for FLAP participation ...


Learning Space Event: Rights to community forest and the importance of forest land to ethnic minorities in Vietnam

Date: 05/10/2016

On September 30th, CIRUM held an event on community forest rights and the importance of forest land to the communities where we work. The event consisted of a series of talks from CIRUM Director Tran Thi Hoa, and several representatives of ethnic minority communities who shared their ...


Graduation Ceremony Eco- farming training course at FFS Simacai Lao Cai

Date: 03/10/2016

On September 29th, the 17 graduating students from the ‘Agro-Forestry and Veterinary Medicine’ training course were joined by representatives of CIRUM, the vocational school and the Simacai District Department of Labour-Invalids and Social Affairs. ...


Round table discussion lobbying ‘Gaps about community forest management in Forest Protection and Development Law 2004’

Date: 16/09/2016

On Friday, September 9th, a round table discussion was held with local people, experts, and policy makers to identify issues with community forest management and protection. ...


CIRUM Workshop increases knowledge of land rights in local communities of Lao Cai

Date: 01/09/2016

On Tuesday the 30th of August, CIRUM hosted a workshop in Simacai with different communities of Lao Cai. In response to community concerns over their land rights knowledge, CIRUM focused the workshop on increasing awareness of land rights. The workshop, organised in co-operation ...


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: 14/07/2016

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