Governance and Management of Common Pool Resources in Viet Nam

This grant will allow Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry to examine issues related to common pool resource management and poverty in the context of decentralization in central Viet Nam.

The project will take place on two sites. Tam Giang Lagoon has experienced rapid development of fishing and aquaculture, leading to serious concerns about equitable access to fishery resources. Researchers will facilitate the formation of fisheries unions, linking grassroots development with policy formulation. In the upland areas of A Luoi district, restricted access to productive land is a major constraint on livelihoods. Researchers will develop practical mechanisms for implementing government policy on forest land allocations in order to solve problems of access and provide a model for implementation elsewhere. The two research projects will be linked by a common research framework, comparative research and joint activities.

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Start Date

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

End Date

Monday, September 12, 2011


36 months

IDRC Officer

De Plaen, Renaud

Total funding

CA$ 792,700


Far East Asia, Viet Nam, Central Asia, South Asia


Agriculture and Food Security

Project Leader

Le Van An

Project Leader

Truong Van Tuyen


Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry

Institution Country

Viet Nam

Project Leader

Dr Melissa Marschke


University of Ottawa

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