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Sustainable Income Models

When the farmers own the forests

Date: 02/10/2018

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 ...

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Amomum longiligulare – a sustainable livelihood model

Date: 29/08/2018

Ba Rgoc commune’s new plantation of Sa nhân tím (Amomum longiligulare) is growing ...

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Nice Supprises

Date: 29/11/2013

Hoa and I were classmates during 5 years in a university. We have been in touch from time to time. I only knew that she was a Director of an NGO named CIRUM. However, I did not know what she was really doing. Luckily, last Summer, I had a chance to get to know about her work and got ...

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Notebook of Transferring Herbal Medicinal Wisdom

Date: 21/10/2013

One day, Hoang (CIRUM field staff) was visiting Mr. Hung’s house in Khe Vap village, located in the forested mountains of Northern Vietnam. While having a chat about herbal medicinal plants, Mr. Hung proudly brought out an old Notebook, which Hoang immediately recognized. ...

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Perma-culture Workshop

Date: 18/10/2013

Two young key farmers, one is represented for Tay ethnic minority group, and another one is represented for Dzao ethnic minority group from Bac Lang, Dinh Lap district, Lang Son province attended a 3 days workshop (27-29 April 2009) on development of Perma-culture models to be held ...

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Worship Ceremony by Tay Ethnic people

Date: 18/10/2013

Every year on 2nd, January (Lunar calendar), The Worship Ceremony is organized by the Tay villagers in Khe Vap village (Bac Lang commune, Dinh Lap district of Lang Son province) for a very productive crop with favourable weather, good health, community consolidarity, as well as to ...

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Community Herbal Forest Conservation Area is well managed by the villagers

Date: 18/10/2013

On the 21st February 2009, as regulated, Khe Vap village leader (Bac Lang commune, Dinh Lap district, Lang Son province) together with his villagers (17 household members) go to the “Community Herbal Forest Conservation Area” for forest tending and learning as a “Village ...

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Collecting herbal plants on Lunar New Year's Eve: A story from Lung Khuy village

Date: 18/10/2013

Only one day a year on Lunar New Year's Eve, I collect medicinal plants, bring them home and gather all my descendants in front of the acestral altar. Then step-by-step I instruct my descendants about these herbal plants' appearances and how to use them to cure diseases.. ...

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