Improve livelihoods through sustainable use of Nypa Palm and encourage local community to protect and manage the Nypa Palm forest in Tich Tay Village, Tam Nghia Commune, Nui Thanh District, Quang Nam Province

 
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Nypa Palm forest, Tich Tay, Tan Nghia, Nui Thanh, Quang Nam © IUCN

Objectives

Improving livelihoods through sustainable use of Nypa Palm to encourage local community to protect and manage the Nypa Palm forest

Background

  • Tich Tay Village has 30 ha Nypa Palm and a population of 1620 (360 households)

  • Large market demands for Nypa Palm products, but direct income for the local community is low

  • Related regulations are available, but limited funding, management inexperience and lacking community awareness prevent the full enforcement of these regulations

Target beneficiaries

  • 50 households

  • 50 local women

Outputs

  • Market survey for nypa patch conducted in Hoi An. 
  • Contracted with wholesalers for patches
  • Training for 50 households on nypa patches production conducted, who could
  • A nypa leave grinding machine bought to produce fertilizers, which is now taken care by the management board. 5 local households have registered to use the machine to grind palm leaves.
  • A training on fertilizer production held to 50 local households.
  • 1000kg fertilizers produced.
  • No violations found in 11 conducted patrols. No destructive fishing found. 

Contributions to cross-cutting themes

  • Gender equality

  • Sustainable livelihoods

  • Civil society engagement

Project Facts

Country

Location

Nui Thanh District, Quang Nam Province

Topic

Duration

1st Feb 2014 to 30th Nov 2014

MFF Grant Amount

VND135,795,000

Co-financing Partner

Quang Nam Fishing Association: VND46,240,000 

Public contribution: VND10,600,000

Implementing Partner

Mr Ngo Tan - President of Quang Nam Fishing Association

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