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Forest Management Systems in the Mekong River Delta, Vietnam

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  • Mai Van Nam

    () (School of Economics and Business Administration, Can Tho University)

  • Nguyen Tan Nhan

    (Can Tho University)

  • Bui Van Trinh

    (Can Tho University)

  • Pham Le Thong

    (Can Tho University)

Abstract

The management systems evaluated consists of buffer zone management system, strict protection, joint venture, and family/household commercial management system in the Melaluaca Forests of Mekong River Delta. Household survey in the four study sites consisting of Song Trem (contract household and joint venture-JV), Tram Chim (buffer Zone), Vo Doi (strict protection) and Giong Rieng (family/household commercial farms) was undertaken. The results of the study showed that forest products do not contribute much to the household income, especially in the light of the existing logging ban policy. The farmers had to rely mainly on rice farming, that is characterized by low yields, and on non-and off-farm activities such as hired labor that are highly seasonal and unstable. JV households are given very large land areas but earn less income from their forestlands. Harvesting of the forest is not allowed, which is potentially a big source of income for the JV households. Similarly, Buffer zone-contract households and those in the strict protection zone have not been able to benefit from their investment in forest management. There is therefore very little incentive to continue forest management activities for these households. The same cannot be 2 said for family/household commercial farms in forestland with about 50 years contract—where virtually “private ownership” exists. Income levels for this group are much higher, coming mostly from forestlands, with agriculture as the major land use system.

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  • Mai Van Nam & Nguyen Tan Nhan & Bui Van Trinh & Pham Le Thong, 2016. "Forest Management Systems in the Mekong River Delta, Vietnam," EEPSEA Research Report rr2016060, Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA), revised Apr 2016.
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    Forest Management Systems; Mekong River Delta; Vietnam;

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