Imagine an area the size of Belgium, blanketed by forests and trees which provide food, fuel, medicine, shelter and incomes for local habitants while conserving soil and water for farms and absorbing...
Forests and trees supporting rural livelihoods: Case studies from Myanmar and Viet Nam
More financial support to invest in plantations and in improved techniques for harvesting and processing are needed to increase the contribution of forests and trees to rural livelihoods in Southeast Asia, according to recent case studies published by FAO.
The report, Forests and trees supporting rural livelihoods: Case studies from Myanmar and Viet Nam, also identifies a need for more technical support and training and for a strengthened value chain.
The case studies were produced as part of a study trip that brought government officials, university staff and farmers from Myanmar to northern Viet Nam to learn about the experience and expertise of Vietnamese farmers in the areas of forestry, agriculture and agroforestry in order to improve the livelihoods of Burmese forest and farm producers.