RECOFTC and Vietnam Administration of Forestry sign MOU

RECOFTC and Vietnam Administration of Forestry to work together to expand community forestry and fight poverty in Vietnam

Prof. Dr. Nguyen Ba Ngai (center left) and Dr. Tint L. Thaung (center right) signing the MOU

Prof. Dr. Nguyen Ba Ngai (center left) and Dr. Tint L. Thaung (center right) signing the MOU

How can governments and international organizations work together to reduce poverty and combat deforestation? Collaborative efforts based on mutually beneficial goals sometimes fail to live up to expectations for a variety of reasons. However, the shared history that develops between long standing partners can offer a good basis for more ambitious collaborations.

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In the news – government efforts to curb illegal logging

A weekly news roundup by Lena Buell, RECOFTC Assistant Communications Officer. RECOFTC – The Center for People and Forests does not necessarily endorse the content of the news, nor is it our official position.

This week, we’ve seen a number of encouraging examples of governments working harder to crack down on illegal logging. While much is still to be done, it’s heartening to see officials enforcing stricter regulations.

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