Strengthening Rural Institutions to Support Livelihood Security for Smallholders Involved in Industrial Treeplanting Programs in Vietnam and Indonesia

Published on 2 December 2010

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Start Date: 1 January 2008 | End Date: 31 December 2010


The project aims to advance livelihood security and sustainable reduction of poverty among rural smallholders involved in industrial tree-planting programs in Southeast Asia. The purpose is to strengthen rural institutions and promote innovative partnerships to increase productivity, profitability, and access to land, credit, and markets for smallholders participating in industrial tree-planting programs in Vietnam and Indonesia. Outputs will support improved governance of rural institutions, development of innovative partnerships, more effective planning and coordination, and enhanced market access for households and communities participating in industrial tree-planting initiatives in Vietnam and Indonesia. The project will have a particular focus on improving livelihood outcomes for the poor, marginalized groups, and women.

The project will take a multi-disciplinary approach integrating a variety of methodologies for socio-economic, institutional and silvicultural analysis: • Participatory rapid appraisal (incl. structured/semi-structured key informant interviews); • Socio-economic surveys at the household and village levels; • Quantitative and qualitative surveys of plantation enterprises; • Pro-poor policy analysis; • Economic modeling of plantation cash flows; • Trade, investment, and policy scenario-building; • Forest mensuration and inventory techniques, and statistical analysis; • Application of SILVIA forest management planning system.


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