Mangrove plantation is easy but many benefit

This guidelines aims to raise awareness on how to plant, protect and manage the mangroves along coastal areas. This guidelines also promotes multiple benefits from mangrove plantation such as income generation, livelihood, dyke protection purpose and risk reduction.

The guideline was jointly developed by Viet Nam Red Cross and Hanoi National University’s Mangrove Eco-system Research Centre in 1997 during the “Mangrove and Disaster Preparedness Program” which was financially supported by Japanese Red Cross and Danish Red Cross. The program has made significant achievements and contributions toward poverty reduction, disaster preparedness and risk reduction in Viet Nam since 1990s and later on it was rewarded by the Viet Nam Government.

Usage: Guidance for Mangrove project implementation and management

Audience: RCRC leadership; technical staff and volunteers



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Workshop to review Mangrove Plantation – Disaster Risk Reduction project | 15-16 December 2015 | Hanoi, Vietnam

The Vietnam Red Cross Society organized the workshop to review the 5-year implementation of the Mangrove Plantation – Disaster Risk Reduction project on 15 and 16 Dec 2015. Over 5 years, 108 ha of mangroves were planted and another 9,000 protected in 205 communes of 10 provinces, contributing significantly to climate change adaptation, awareness raising as well as providing livelihood support. The project was supported by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies with funding from the Japanese Red Cross Society.

See also related publication: Final evaluation of the mangrove plantation and disaster risk reduction in the period of 2011-2015 in Vietnam, Viet Nam Red Cross, IFRC, Japanese Red Cross and Asian Management and Development Institute