Économie agroalimentaire

Reducing agriculture-led forest loss in Viet Nam: the role of land use constraints

Année: 2021
Auteur(s): FAO

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Policy Brief, No. 35.

This brief reviews some of the main land use contraints to reducing agriculture-led forest loss in Viet Nam. We find that agricultural land use constraints increase agriculture-driven pressure on forests. Farmers producing high-value crops have more incentives to deforest, and this increase when operating in areas with land use constrains. Removing land use constraints, repurposing agricultural support and reinforcing environmental regulations would improve agricultural productivity, sustainability and climate resilience, while reducing pressure on forests.

The findings in this brief have been adapted from the FAO Agrifood Economics project “Guiding policies and investments to reduce agriculture-led deforestation in Viet Nam”.

Thème: Climat
Type de document: Note de politique
Pays++++: Viet Nam
Région: Asia and the Pacific