Scandinavian and Asian models of forestry practices

A visit from the Vietnamese Institute of Policy and Strategy in Agriculture and Rural Development and the Institute for Security and Development Policy

On Friday the 14th of September a delegation from the Vietnamese Institute of Policy and Strategy in Agriculture and Rural Development (IPSARD) and the Stockholm-based Institute for Security and Development Policy (ISDP) met with Dr. Fredrik Ingemarson from the Secretariat for International Forestry Issues (SIFI), Sweden.

Represtatives from IPSARD

Representing IPSARD at the meeting were Tran Thi Quynh Chi, Tran Dai Nghia, Phung Duc Tung, Do Thi Thanh Huyen, and from ISDP were Elliot Brennan and Jan Rudengren.

A SIDA-sponsored project

IPSARD and ISDP are collaborating in a SIDA-sponsored project with Lund University and the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS). The project is designed to strengthen IPSARD’s economic and policy research capacity.

Swedish and Vietnamese researchers

In order to meet this aim, the group are conducting joint research on forestry reform in Vietnam and observing Scandinavian and Asian models of forestry practices. Policy advice will then be combined between Swedish and Vietnamese researchers and presented to the Vietnamese government.

Text: Elliot Brennan, Project Co-ordinator, Institute for Security and Development Policy

Photo: Per Eriksson