On 15 November, USAID Vietnam Mission Director Michael Greene, representatives of the Long An Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and local farmers attended a training supported by USAID’s Vietnam Forests and Deltas program to inform farmers about improved planting techniques that reduce inputs and increase yield and profits.
On November 10, the USAID Mission Director witnessed Vietnamese authorities destroy 2,200 kg of ivory and 70 kg of rhino horn from their stockpile, putting 330 elephants and over 20 rhinos permanently to rest.
In support of the Government of Vietnam’s commitment to effectively enforce its conservation laws and international treaties to protect endangered and threatened species, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius announced the new U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Saving Species project to reduce wildlife crime.
USAID’s Vietnam Forests and Deltas Program (VFD) supports climate smart agricultural models that not only help increase yields but also reduce inputs and greenhouse gas emissions.
With support from the USAID Vietnam Forests and Deltas program, Quang Binh, Thanh Hoa, and Nghe An are the first provinces in Vietnam to develop Provincial REDD+ Action Plans (PRAPs).
Last updated: December 16, 2016