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A sustainable income source and humanistic spirit of Van Kieu ethnic women in Khe Cat village
Posted 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. Above all, we could perceive the spirit of humanity, compassion, and mutual aids from the Van Kieu people living in the watershed of the Long Dai river in Truong Son commune, Quang Ninh district, Quang Binh province.
Resolving conflicts in forestland allocation in Den Sang commune, Bat Xat district, Lao Cai province
Posted 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 land and forests to traditional village communities, but divided community forests to allocate to individuals or groups of two to four households, who then received land titles or "red books".
CIRUM new publications
Posted Date: 11/12/2017
‘Management of traditional forests: From practice to policy formulation’ is a new book title published by CIRUM via Hong Duc Publishing House. With 2 overview articles and 11 case studies, the book provides foundation for CIRUM’s evidence-based and context-based contributions to the changes and amendments of the 2004 Forest Protection and Development Law.
Big cheers to our success lobby forestry law revision
Posted Date: 19/11/2017
Dear All,
We are so pleased to inform you that we have been successful in lobbying for the recognition of the rights of EM over their customary forests. The Forestry Law Revision has been newly passed on 15 November 2017, and CIRUM/LandNet/LISO, with the active supports from EU, ICCO, CARE Vietnam, BftW, Mcknight Foundation, and CCFD, have successfully lobbied for the main following new rights:
Legalization of ‘village forest’
Posted Date: 10/11/2017
When amending and supplementing the law on Forest Protection and Development, it is necessary to thoroughly consider the recognition of village communities as the true owners of forests. Village communities are a major force to manage, use, protect and develop forests, to meet the expectations of the state and aspirations of the community.
Promote responsible and sustainable investment in agriculture (27/10/2017)
Converting Eucalyptus to indigenous forestry trees in the village community forest - The right direction of Ho Muoi village, Minh Son commune, Huu Lung district, Lang Son province (03/10/2017)
Reforestation with indigenous forestry species, a suitable approach for upland people in Que Phong district, Nghe An province (13/09/2017)
Supervision of the implementation of policies and laws relating to forestland allocation to households and ethnic minority communities for the period 2006-2016 (12/09/2017)
The Si Ma Cai Forest Peoples Land Rights Network (LandNet) supports the practice of creating quality local fruit tree species at FFS - Si Ma Cai (01/09/2017)
Reforestation and forest enrichment with indigenous forestry species in Pang village, Dong Van commune, Que Phong district, Nghe An province (01/09/2017)
CIRUM provides expertise for the supervision of land and forest allocation (01/09/2017)
Regional experience in advocating forest land for ethnic minority people (09/08/2017)
Workshop on Following the Money facilitated by CIRUM (10/06/2017)
Workshop in Central Highland for contribution to the revised draft law on Forest protection and development (13/05/2017)
Co-management and protection of forests – suitable approach for the people living near forests in Bar Goc village, Sa Son commune, Sa Thay district, Kon Tum province (10/05/2017)
Vietnamese Forestry law should ensure the rights of ethnic minority people over their forest resources (29/04/2017)
The Thai ethnic minority people in Dong Van commune get long term land rights for the first time (28/04/2017)
Ethnic Minority Communities should regain equal rights to forests (10/04/2017)
CIRUM and LandNet's policy recommendations on household and community land are incorporated in a Decree guiding Land Law implementation (13/03/2017)
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