Grants :: Small Grant Facilities :: Support and develop community based eco-tourism in the coastal nature reserve and environmental protection area in Thanh Phong commune, Thanh Phu District, Ben Tre Province
FACOD and local authorities surveying tourism potential at T ... , Thanh Phong beach, Ben Tre Province © FACOD, 2013
The project aims to raise awareness of the community and stakeholders to preserve the value of natural resources, protect the natural environment, preserve and promote indigenous cultural values, and bring real benefit sharing opportunities to the community in Thanh Phong Commune. The project will also integrate itself into the coastal co-management initiative in Thanh Phong Commune which is a key resilience building activity in the Commune, and which is being supported out of the DANIDA funded MFF project.
In the coastal areas of Thanh Phu District, Ben Tre, local communities face many difficulties. Livelihoods heavily rely on natural resources gained from forest exploitation and natural aquatic catches. However, as resources, and consequently incomes, decline, women are increasingly relied upon for labour as men either go out to sea or move to larger cities in search of employment.
Capacity building for the community is essential and ensuring there are champion groups to facilitate the project activities is also important. The need for involvement from multi-stakeholders, including Department of Tourism, local authorities, academy, tour companies is essential.
Thanh Phong Commune, Thanh Phu District, Ben Tre Province
1st Aug 2013 to 31st Mar 2015
CENTER FOR TRANSFERRING OF TECHNOLOGY – SERVICES AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FOR VIETNAMSESE AGRICULTURE-FISHERIES (FACOD)
Representatives Contact: Trinh Thi Ngoc Hien
No. 87, 30-4 Street, Ward 3, Ben Tre City, Ben Tre Province, Vietnam
Tel: (084) 75 3 813 130, Fax: 075 3545522