Continuing from work in 2014, CSRD, together with CORENARM, is working with communities (mostly ethnic minority groups) who have been resettled due to the building of hydropower dams. These people have been moved from their traditional homes and gardens to new accommodation with inadequate land for them to grow their own food.
CSRD worked with members of the local community to lobby the authorities for improved conditions. As a result the people of Bo Hon were granted an additional 87 hectares of forest land, which allowed them to harvest non-timber forest products such as mushrooms, medicinal plants and rattan. They were also paid a small amount in exchange for protecting the forest. In addition, CSRD arranged for the community to be trained in silviculture techniques so that they can, in turn, gain some further economic benefit from the land.
Donor: ICCO Foundation
Project Date: 2014 – 2016
Location: Bo Hon village, Binh Dien Commune, Huong Tra Town, Thua Thien Hue Province