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Forest tenure policies in Vietnam: Status, gaps and way forward

The current regulatory framework in Viet Nam addresses the issue of forest land tenure and recognizes the rights of legitimate holders of forests and forest land. but major policy gaps in certain areas remain such as: defining the roles and accountability of state and non-state actors, creating a mechanism to resolve tenure disputes, equitable sharing of benefits and ensuring gender and inclusiveness. • In order to address tenure policy gaps, the government will have to amend key legislations such as the Law on Forest Protection and Development (LFPD) 2004 and Land Law 2013. For example, Article 29 and 30 of the LFPD should be amended to ensure community rights and Article 113 of the Land Law should be amended to strengthen rights over natural forests, in addition, new policies and regulations should also be formulated to address the policy gaps identified by the assessment. • Strong forest tenure policies and regulations are key factors to ensure benefits from forests and forest land. but it is equally important to have strong institutional capacity and allocate sufficient resources (human and financial) to implement policy effectively.

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Document type Advocacy and promotional materials
Language of document
  • English
  • Forest policy and administration
  • Forests and forestry
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  • Viet Nam
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Yurdi Yasmi Forest Policy Officer Food and Agriculture Organization of The United Nations Regional Office for Asia And the Pacific 39 Phra Atit Road, Bangkok 10200, THAILAND Email:

Co-author (individual) Yurdi Yasmi, Ganga Ram Dahal, Hoang Lien Son, and Vu Tan Phuong
Publisher Food and Agriculture Organization of The United Nations
Publication date 2016
Keywords forest management,tenure policy,quản lý rừng,chính sách sử dụng đất
Date uploaded March 7, 2019, 07:32 (UTC)
Date modified March 7, 2019, 09:26 (UTC)