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Community-based Ecotourism and Muong Cultural Identity Reservation

Modern economic development has placed extraordinary pressure on the Muong people, endangering the preservation of their rich culture and traditional lifestyle. However, community-based tourism provides a compromise between the pressure to participate in modern-day capitalism and the conservation of the Muong cultural identity. Such programs were launched in Tu Ne Commune, Tan Lac District and …

Animal husbandry group

“A buffalo is the most important thing to start farming.”This traditional Vietnamese proverb emphasizes the importance of the buffalo to the livelihood of farmers in Vietnam. In rural areas particularly, farmers dream all their lives of owning a buffalo. However in poor, mountainous areas like Tu Ne commune, that dream often never comes true. Instead, …

Women Saving and Credit Group

The Women’s Saving and Credit Group is one of the project components that is considered as a successful program and has expanded its impact to the entire commune of Tu Ne. The target group is women, especially poor women. The program aims at poverty alleviation as well as women’s status improvement both at the home …

The inauguration of the dumping site in Tu Ne Commune, Tan Lac District, Hoa Binh Province

After the Garbage collecting group was established in Tu Ne Commune, Tan Lac District, Hoa Binh Province, the huge amount of garbage along the 12B national highway were moved and the landscape was significantly improved. However, there was a problem that the area around the disposal site in Bloc village was polluted. In order to …

Workshop on Community Forestry and Poverty Alleviation in Vietnam

(Conference room, Army Hotel 33C Pham Ngu Lao Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 8:00 – 12:00 AM, October 31, 2007 )INVITATION LETTERThe Center for Environment and Community Asset Development (CECAD), Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Association is very pleased to invite you to its workshop on Community Forestry and Poverty Alleviation in Vietnam, as part …

Workshop on Upland Cultivation in the Context of Increasing Economic Integration in the Greater Mekong Subregion

(June 20 – 22, 2007 – Mekong Institute, Khon Kean, Thailand ) The Context and Theme of the Workshop:The Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) which  comprises of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and Yunnan and Guangxi provinces of PRC, is home to over 250 million people with a large majority residing in the rural areas. In …

ICCO staff’s visit to CECAD office

Mr. Kees de Ruiter, who used to be the Program Officer in Indonesia and Vietnam and Mr. Henk from the Inter Church Organization (ICCO) will be visiting CECAD’s office in Hanoi on April 25, 2007. The objectives of the visit are to introduce to CECAD Mr. Henk Bakker who is Mr. Ruiter’s successor, and to …

The study tour on community forestry and poverty alleviation in Chiang Mai, Thailand

From the 5th March to 9th March 2007, CECAD organised a study tour on community forestry and poverty alleviation for the local officials from Son La, Nghe An and Gia Lai provinces where the center conducted case studies.  This is a joint activity between the Center for Environment and Community Assets Development (CECAD) which is under the Vietnam Union …

Building the Muong’s style cultural house in Cu hamlet, Tu Ne commune, Tan Lac district, Hoa Binh province

One of the objectives of the project on Livelihood Improvement, Cultural Identity Preservation and Environmental Protection in Tu Ne Commune, Tan Lac District, Hoa Binh Province is to preserve the Muong cultural identity and indigenous knowledge. A number of activities have been carried out to preserve and strengthen the Muong traditions. One of which was …

Field works on community forestry and poverty alleviation in Son La, Nghe An and Gia Lai province

During March 2006, CECAD’s research team conducted field surveys in Chieng Dong district (Son La province), Con Cuong district (Nghe An province), Gia Lai province. The research team have conducted household interviews, key informant interviews and group discussions with the local people in the areas in order to find out the importance of community forestry …