Seminar in Stockholm- June 3
The bare hills around Bai Bang that looked like a desert in the 1980s are now covered with forests. The first plantations were established by state enterprises and co-operatives, but after the economic reforms in 1986 (Doi Moi) farmers started to plant trees as a commercial crop. Today it is reported that more or less all wood for Bai Bang is directly or indirectly produced by farmers. It is interesting to note that the farmers seem to have adjusted the original “intensive” method to suit their own conditions. The open landscape around Bai Bang has been changed into forest, but in spite of this there is no talk of conflict. Is this because more or less everybody has got something positive out of the plantations and accepts certain negative aspects?
A Swedish project about lessons learned from Vietnam
The open landscape around Bai Bang has been changed into forest, but in spite of this there is no talk of conflict. Some foresters in Sweden who have worked in Bai Bang have now started a project to see if lessons of general value for other countries can be drawn from Bai Bang. For example, was the establishment of a reliable market the main reason for the success? Is this because more or less everybody has got something positive out of the plantations and accepts certain negative aspects? How important is it that land was allocated to farmers?
SIFI and KSLA arrange this seminar the 3rd of June (1300-1700 hours) about experiences from Vietnam with a global overview. The Institute of Policy and Strategy in Agriculture and Rural Development (IPSARD) and the Stockholm-based Institute for Security and Development Policy (ISDP) are special invited guests and speakers.
Introduction about the Swedish project
Experiences from the development in Vietnam
Swedish experiences from Bai Bang
Lesson learned from Bai Bang
Global outlook with commenst from invited guests
Panel discussion and comments from the floor
Summary of the afternoon
Background to the collaboration: https://www.sifi.se/nyheter/scandinavian-and-asian-models-of-forestry-practices/
Round table discussion April 24: https://www.sifi.se/event/applications-of-the-swedish-model-to-vietnam-roundtable-discussion/
Vietnam project at SIFI (in swedish): https://www.sifi.se/projekt/erfarenheter-fran-vietnam/