Scaling-up community-led EbA in biodiverse forest landscapes in Viet Nam

Implemented by International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

With this project IIED and partners aim to reduce climate risk and improve livelihoods for farmers through upscaled EbA approaches in biodiverse landscapes in 17 communes of five provinces of Northern Viet Nam. Achieving this will involve co-developing, documenting and spreading knowledge of EbA best practices cases with and among local communities – drawing on new ‘diversification for resilience’ planning underway in established forest and farming producer organisations and building on traditional knowledge and biocultural heritage. Provincial peer-to-peer capacity building around those EbA approaches will be complemented by training to promote innovations in product labelling and marketing that incentivise EbA through improved market and finance access. A new Participatory Guarantee Scheme pilot will certify products from those landscapes that adopt EbA. Links will also be developed that reward best practice within established Vietnamese finance opportunities, such as Payments for Ecosystem Services schemes. Multi-media communication work involving both the Viet Nam Farmers Union and the Asian Farmers Association will spread uptake of lessons through established national and global networks. 

Cohort: 2nd (September 2021 cutoff)

Award: US$250,230

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