Nipa palm in Tich Tay Village, Tam Nghia Commune, Nui Thanh District, Quang Nam Province © MFF Vietnam, 2012
The project aimed to develop a community based management mechanism to effectively manage 30 hectares of Nypa palm in Tich Tay Village, Tam Nghia Commune, Nui Thanh District, Quang Nam.
In Tich Tay Village, Tam Nghia Commune, Nui Thanh District, Quang Nam Province, Nypa Palm covered 30 ha. 360 households resided here, whose livelihoods were mainly animal husbandry, fishing and aquaculture. The local community established a community-based management mechanism under their own initiative to allocate and manage the Nypa Palm between seven local households, who cut Nypa leaves to make and sell Nypa patches for house roofing in the village. Each year, these households paid a small fee (from US$ 2.50 to US$12.50) to the village, depending on the size of the allocated plots (either small or large plots without exact measurement units). While the demand for Nypa patches increased, there were no regulations in place to control the harvest of Nypa Palm . Therefore, over exploitation, leading to habitat degradation and deforestation, became a serious threat.
While Nypa Palm gradually disappeared in other provinces, since coastal forests were converted to shrimp ponds and other uses, Tich Tay Village was able to conserve 30 ha of its Nypa Palm forest, hence there was a strong need to protect the current area and expand it further.
360 households of Tich Tay Village.
Tich Tay Village, Tam Nghia Commune is located to the South of Nui Thanh District, Quang Nam Province
1st Aug 2012 to 31st Jan 2013
Mrs. Hoang Thi Kim Yen (Project Manager)
Quang Nam Fishing Association
Address: 52 Hung Vuong Street, Tam Ky Town, Quang Nam Province
Tel: 84-510 338 389 00
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com