IREN - Research project “Forest transition in Vietnam” granted

Sunday - 02/04/2017 22:56
The project "Assessing the 'nature' of a 'forest transition' in Vietnam: ecosystem services and social-ecological resilience in locally managed forest landscapes" has been granted in the r4d programme funded by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).
IREN - Research project “Forest transition in Vietnam” granted
R4D - the research program for the global issues supported by Switzerland - is  a competitive program and has been implemented in 10 years (2012-2022) with budget of 100 mil. Swiss Franc. There are five major research fields including Ecosystems. The project "Assessing the 'nature' of a 'forest transition' in Vietnam: ecosystem services and social-ecological resilience in locally managed forest landscapes" is the fourth project in Ecosystem Module. 

The research team includes three university members: University of Lausanne (UNIL - Switzerland), Institute of Resources and Environment - Hue University (IREN) and Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry (HUAF). UNIL is the major coordinator unit, IREN coordinates all activities in Vietnam and HUAF supports capacity building for both academies and professionals. 

A Luoi and Nam Dong districts were selected as research sites given their relevant features: large area of planted forest and natural forest, dynamic land uses, diversity of ethnic compositions and piloting policies, etc.

The project will run in 6 year period from 2017 to 2022. There will be two phases in which phase I focuses  more on method testing and in-depth research in Thua Thien Hue province; Phase II will expand to other areas which share similarities. 

 
Further information can be found at  r4d  website
Author: Ngo Tri Dung

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