Forest-dependent people are largely missing out on new wealth generated through Vietnam's increased economic development. The Centre for Sustainable Development of Mountain Areas (CSDM) is promoting allocation of mountain areas to local people, helping local authorities and people address the issue of conflict in forest management. RECOFTC -- The Center for People and Forests partners with CSDM to translate findings of research on forests rights into practical recommendations for communities and policymakers. The two organizations are working together to help local people allocate forestland to households following their own recommendations. The communities in Lang Son seek to manage their forest resources in ways that will be beneficial to them now and their children in the future.
Produced and directed by:
RECOFTC -- The Center for People and Forests
University of East Anglia
Filmed and edited by: Alex Leonard
Interpreter: Pham Quang Hoa
Narrator: Pham Hong Hue
Music: Do Thi Thi, Hoang Thi Lanh (members of the Suoi Mo Performing Arts Club, Binh Phuc District)
This video is part of the "Property Reforms and Forest Rights in Vietnam: Engaging Policy Makers, Forestry Experts and the Public" program funded by British Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) with contribution from University of East Anglia and RECOFTC.