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A sustainable rural society, where no poverty exists and people act responsibly toward the environment

In September and October 2021, 24 ha of non-timber forest plants were cultivated under the forest canopy by communities and forest management household groups in Thuong Lo commune, Nam Dong district, Thua Thien Hue province. The activity was implemented with the technical support from the Centre for Rural Development in Central Vietnam (CRD).

The cultivation of non-timber forest plants under the forest canopy aims to enrich the forest, protect biodiversity and generate income for forest management households. This activity has been implemented within the framework of the Sustainable forest management plan for 5 years established by the household groups.

CRD organized 6 technical training courses on cultivation of rattan and ginger (Zingiberaceae) and supported 6 forest management household groups with 24,200 and 2,200 qualified saplings of rattan and ginger respectively.

Technical training on ginger cultivation for groups’ members in Doi hamlet

The forest management household groups have finished cultivation of 22 ha of rattan and 2 ha of ginger in designated areas with the survival rate over 95%. Forest management household group in Doi hamlet has become the pioneer to cultivate 2 ha of ginger which is considered as a high value tree and is firstly grown under the forest canopy in Thua Thien Hue province.

Members of Group 3 in Doi hamlet are carrying rattan samplings

The activity is within the framework of the project “Strengthening CSOs and CBOs to Accelerate Conservation Efforts in the Central Annamites” funded by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). The project is coordinated by the World Wide Fund For Nature Vietnam and co-implemented by the Centre for Rural Development in Central Vietnam and Thua Thien Hue Forest Owners Sustainable Development Association.

More photos of this activity

Mrs Tran Thi Bai, a Co Tu ethnic minority woman is growing ginger under the forest canopy  

Mrs Tran Thi Tao, member of household group of  La Ho hamlet is growing rattan  

Members of household group in Cha Mang hamlet are transporting rattan saplings

Members of household group in Cha Mang hamlet are transporting rattan saplings

Mrs Ho Thi Thuy, a member of household group in Mu Nam hamlet is growing rattan under the forest canopy

Phan Van Hung

Center for Rural Development in Central Vietnam