Established in April 2013, LandNet advocates for the land rights of forest peoples in Vietnam and the Mekong region. 
LandNet members are comprised of ethnic minority farmers living in upland areas, local commune and district leaders, as well as NGOs, technical experts, community development researchers and other interested individuals.
LandNet’s activities follow the principles of equality, volunteerism, democracy, cooperation and unification. 
LandNet focuses on advisory activities, supporting ethnic minority communities with sustainable solutions for the rights to management and use of land and forest resources. Our activities benefit ethnic minority communities in Vietnam uplands and the Mekong sub-region. LandNet's mandates are:
  • To pursue community-based approaches to resource use and management
  • To develop sustainable management and use of natural resources based on the results of 20-years’ work by LISO alliance on community development
The decision makers of LandNet are local people, not NGOs or technical experts. The goals and development activities of LandNet are decided by the priorities and contributions of the ethnic minority communities it serves.
When the farmers own the forests

When the farmers own the forests

At the end of 2017, nearly 600 ha of forest land was allocated to farmers in Dak Chum and Tu Mo Rong villages. These were people living under the poverty line – on their situation is much improved. The forest is kept safe under their control, while the people themselves have made very good progress with growing Vietnamese ginseng ...

Villages in Sin Cheng commune obtain forest land use rights

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LandNet members and community monitoring of investment

A training workshop on ‘Following the money and the role of the community' was organized for the LandNet members. 17 representatives of the Dao, Mong, Thai and Van Kieu ethnic ...


Complete forest land review and planning in Sin Cheng commune

In October 2020, CIRUM staff worked


More good news from Red Dao Herbal Bath Service in Sai Duan village

On the occasion of a formal announcement of the district decision on establishment and ...


LandNet seminar on forest management and protection

The seminar on "Sharing experiences in forest management and protection" took ...


HEPA - Meeting place for LandNet members

From June 27 to 28 the Human Ecology Practical Area (HEPA) in Huong Son district, Ha Tinh, hosted a training workshop on promoting customary law and indigenous knowledge in biodiversity ...