Program Funding Status

Funding Still Needed: $27,000

Program Details

Vietnam Tan Son
People's Committee of Tan Son District

FRB Members Supporting this Program

Vietnam Tan Son

With the establishment of a National Park, the Dao and Muong people of Tan Son District were forced to change their source of livelihood.  They previously depended upon the forest for food and the sale of forest products.  Some villages have been relocated to new areas and the use of many forest products is now illegal. The Tan Son program is helping farmers adjust to their new source of livelihood using an integrated approach to increase food security through trainings on rice plantation, production and use of organic fertilizers, improved irrigation, and increased husbandry skills.

This project aims to increase farmers’ knowledge on soil fertility and appropriate use of chemical fertilizers sustainable use of arable land. Availability of farmable land is a big challenge for farmers in these isolated villages. Therefore, this project will build on farmers existing knowledge of domestic animal raising to provide additional food for their families. 

Images from Vietnam Tan Son