Programs & Projects

Developing High Valuable Species in Viet Nam & Thailand as a Mechanism for Sustainable Forest Management & Livelihood Improvement for Local Communities

Countries: Viet Nam & Thailand
Duration:  2015 - 2018 (AFoCO/009/2015)
Budget:      720,000 USD

Goal and Objectives

The overall goal of the project is to improve sustainable forest management and livelihood of local people in Viet Nam and Thailand through the development of high valuable species.

The specific objectives of the project are outlined as follows:

  • To assess and select the most suitable species in the study sites;
  • To develop appropriate techniques, marketing and policy recommendation for the development, processing and trade of the study species;
  • To improve knowledge, techniques and skills of local people and relevant stakeholders through trainings, exchange visits and disseminations;
  • To develop demonstration models for the development of the study species

Expected Outputs

Under this project, each implementing country will identify 4 high valuable species in 2 different provinces, which means a total of 8 high valuable species will be identified. Demonstration models of planting and tending of these species will be established at the respective sites, which will be used for training and research purposes. Relevant training modules will be developed and training courses for local communities and relevant stakeholders will be organized at these sites. Technical guidelines on seedling production, site preparation, planting, tending, harvesting, processing, preservation and usage will be developed and documented for the species selected. Recommendations for policy guidance and marketing improvement will be made as part of this project.


Cultivating high-value species to help secure local livelihoods in Viet Nam & Thailand