Australia helps Vietnam with sustainable forest management
Updated : Friday, August 10, 2018 3:48 PM (GMT+0700)

The“Responsible Asia Forestry and Trade Partnership” project (RAFT3) funded by theAustralian Government has provided technical support for three Vietnamesecompanies in sustainable forest management, heard a workshop in Tuy Hoa city,the central province of Phu Yen, on August 9. 

At the workshop - Source:

Two of the three companieshave received licenses for the management of more than 3,000 hectares of forestby the Forest Stewardship Council, a global not-for-profit organization thatsets the standards for what is a responsibly managed forest, bothenvironmentally and socially. 

Besides, the project has setup a manual guiding how to indentify wood in the prohibited list, while helpingbusinesses create a domestic market of forestry products. 

The project was initiallyscheduled to last from December 2016 to March 2018, and then was expanded toAugust 2018.

It was financed by theAustralian Government via WWF-Vietnam, TRAFFIC and RECOFTC, with total fundingof more than 188,000 AUD. 

Benjamin Rawson, arepresentative of RAFT3, said the project targets legal and responsible woodtrade, and regular and sustainable management of planted forests in Vietnam inline with international standards by 2020.


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