Sustainable landscape project launched for Central Highlands: 5 Mio Euro from EU for forest conservation


A new project to strengthen integrated sustainable landscape management in the Central Highlands provinces of Lam Dong and Dak Nong was launched with a workshop organized by MARD on June 3rd.

The project has a total budget of five million EUR funded by the EU through UNDP Vietnam. It  will be implemented over four years (2022–2026) in Lam Dong and Dak Nong.

The Central Highlands have been facing a significant loss of its natural forests due to converting to plantation forests.

In order to transition towards a model of sustainable landscape management without deforestation, the new EU-financed project will be developing and piloting an integrated approach to ecosystem management and protection by creating sustainable incomes from the forest that will enable farmers to stay on their own land and contribute to improved livelihoods for people living near forests. The project’s targets are protecting natural forest; reduce harmful CO2 emissions; enable marginalised populations to benefit from improved livelihoods

It will be implemented in four districts: Dak Klong and Dak R´lap (Lam Dong) as well as in Di Linh and Lac Duong (Dak Nong).


Sources:,  June 8, 2022,  June 8, 2022