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Taking care of Homalomena

On August 23, consultants from the Center for Rural Development in Central Vietnam (CRD) monitored and instructed the forest management and protection groups 1 and 3 in Mù Nú Tà Rá hamlet to take care of Homalomena in the community forest area of Hương Nguyên commune, A Lưới district, Thừa Thiên Huế province.

This is the second time the consultants monitored taking care of Homalomena since March. So far, Homalomena under the forest canopy has grown well despite the prolonged dry weather.

On this occasion, CRD consultants helped local people with caring Homalomena such as clearing liana and shrubs. After that, A-ving (name of a land preparation tool of Cơ Tu people) was used to saturate the soil and provide good drainage in rainy season

Clearing liana and dead branches in the forest

This is the second time the consultants monitored taking care of Homalomena since March. So far, Homalomena under the forest canopy has grown well despite the prolonged dry weather.

On this occasion, CRD consultants helped local people with caring Homalomena such as clearing liana and shrubs. After that, A-ving (name of a land preparation tool of Cơ Tu people) was used to saturate the soil and provide good drainage in rainy season.

Phan Văn Hùng, a CRD consultant shared that “The CRD consultant group have compiled the Planting techniques of Homalomena under natural forest canopy. And the material will be available for members of forest management and protection groups of Hương Nguyên commune in a while so that they can master planting and caring techniques of Homalomena. Hopefully, this model shall be replicated in order to increase the forest biodiversity and improve community’s income.

This is one of three livelihood models developed by CRD through the project “Strengthening capacity on forest resources and biodiversity conservation in association with sustainable livelihood development for ethnic minorities living near the Saola Nature Reserve”. The project is implemented by the Communist Youth Union of A Lưới district and funded by the Small Grants Programme (SGP), the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Development Program in Vietnam (UNDP).

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