Project partners

The Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV) - implementing partner for Vietnam.
SNV’s experience of more than 40 years has shown that lasting solutions for sustainable forest management can only be generated if the state is willing and able to make changes, and if forest-dependent communities have real incentives. In Vietnam, SNV has cooperated successfully with WWF to implement smallholder forest certification for Quang Tri province.

Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD)
Institutional responsibility for Vietnam’s forestry sector lies with MARD. The Directorate of Forestry under MARD will be a key partner in the project.

Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD)
Working at the provincial level, DARD is a professional agency under the Provincial People’s Committee (PPC). It is charged with assisting PPC in realizing state forestry management.

Communal People’s Committee (CPC)
At the commune level, responsibility for forestry lies with the CPC. In recent years, the idea of setting up Communal Forestry Board (CFB) has been introduced in upland mountain communes.

State Forest Company (SFC)
The SFC has played a pivotal role in the development of Vietnam’s forestry and wood-growing sector, as well as delivering social services to remote areas. All business plans need approval from the PPC.

For more information on pilot sites in Vietnam - click here