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Forest Certification in Vietnam

Forest Trends Information Brief No. 2

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This article summarizes a March 2012 workshop held in Vietnam. According to Vietnam’s National Forest Development Strategy, by 2020, about 30% of Vietnam production forests – equivalent to around 1.8 million ha – is expected to meet criteria of sustainable forest management and to be qualified for certification. To achieve this objective, models of sustainable forest management have been piloted in some provinces. To date, however, certified forest areas remain relatively insignificant.