[IFAD] Discovering the fruits of the forests in Viet Nam—and preserving them for future generations

Picture Viet Nam and you will likely think of lush tropical forests, bursting with life. But agriculture and logging have degraded the forests and land here.

Vietnamese rural people face a conundrum: they need to farm in order to eat and make a living. But if they don’t do this sustainably, it can damage the land and degrade the forests. In the long term, this only makes it harder to farm and exposes them to climate change impacts, like floods and erosion.

But what if we could turn this lose-lose situation into a win-win?