Participatory Technology

Participatory Technology Development (PTD)

PTD is a new approach to find successful innovations by combining together the local knowledge of farmers and the scientific knowledge of researchers. In this approach, extensionists facilitate the interaction between farmers and researchers. We therefore have a triangle – farmers, researchers and extensionists – cooperating to find new “things” that work in order to...

Participatory research approach

Participatory research approach

The SFSP partners have been developing their own social forestry research approach. It is mainly a “Research and Development” approach that includes components of participatory research and documentation, participatory technology development (PTD) and participatory action research (in its broadest sense). The development of the social forestry research approach has been evolving in loops: the approach...

Our partners

Our partners

The seven partners of the SFSP include the five universities which grant degrees in forestry Xuan Mai Forestry University of Vietnam Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture and Forestry Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry Tay Nguyen University Thu Duc University of Agriculture and Forestry, a national research institute National Institute for Soils and Fertilizers (NISF),...

Forestry University of Vietnam

Social Forestry Training Centre – Forestry University of Vietnam

Established on August 17, 1995, the Social Forestry Training Centre (SFTC) of the Forestry University of Vietnam is now located in Xuan Mai Town, Ha Tay province. Tasks and functions: Social forestry training: Training social forestry at university level as a faculty at the Forestry University; training and refreshment training of social forestry provided through short courses...

Department of Agriculture & Rural Development Hoa Binh Extension Centre

Department of Agriculture & Rural Development Hoa Binh Extension Centre

The Hoa Binh Agriculture and Forestry Extension Centre is managed by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) of Hoa Binh People’s Committee. It has been an experimental site for the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in methodologies for land allocation. The extension organisation is a relatively newly-established entity (1996). By late 1996,...

National Institute for Soils and Fertilizers Social Forestry Group

National Institute for Soils and Fertilizers Social Forestry Group

Cooperation with extension and education systems helps in promoting new research methods The National Institute for Soils and Fertilizers (NISF) was founded on 6th March 1969, by the Decision No 13/NN-QD of the Ministry of Agriculture with following tasks and functions: Research and transfer new technologies to protect, maintain and improve soil fertility, and to...

Field-based activities

Field-based activities

Field-based activities, which rely on participatory research approaches and extension tools, are one of the main components of SFSP, as they provide the universities’ teachers with first hand experience as well as direct exposure to field realities. The SFSP partners use farmer-centered approaches to find more sustainable ways to manage forests and sloping land. The results of the field-based...