07 Mar 2014 -- The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has offered assistance to Viet Nam to develop its capacity in forest and tree resources assessment over a period of three years, starting from March 2011. The National Forest Assessment (NFA) project is part of the “FAO Sustainable Forest Management in Changing Climate programmes”, which has been funded by the government of Finland (FAO-Finland Forestry Co-operation Programme). The project has been implemented since March 2011 by the Forest Inventory and Planning Institute (FIPI) with the supervision of the Vietnam Administration of Forestry (VNFOREST) and under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). Project’s non-cost extension until end of 2014 has been approved.
The project aims to enhance the capacity of the Viet Nam Forestry Administration and to introduce new and appropriate technologies for National Forest Inventory. At the same time, it will help Viet Nam in reviewing the forest inventory parameters against emerging national and international reporting requirements. In addition, the project will contribute to meet country’s demand for sustainable forest management, as well as efforts to cope with adverse impacts of climate change and protecting biodiversity.
In order to introduce the improved Program for next cycles, to get feedback and comments from the stakeholder; NFA project will organize the workshop on “National Forest Inventory – the Improved Program for the Next Cycles”. The results of the workshop will contribute to finalization of the proposed program with new methodologies and approaches in the forest inventory and monitoring in Viet Nam; in order to meet increasing national and international commitments and reporting requirements in the context of climate change.
Time and Venue : 12th March 2014 at Cong Doan Hotel, 14 Tran Binh Trong, Hanoi, Viet Nam
Participation : Please contact Ms Le Thi Lan Huong at Huong.Lethilan@fao.org for workshop participation
Background and Tentative Workshop Agenda