Replanting mangroves to increase incomes and protect the Vietnam coast


SNV works with the International Union for Conservation of Nature to protection coast mangrove forests and increase local shrimp farmers' income in the Mangroves and Markets project. The project began in 2012 in the Ngọc Hiển district in Cà Mau province and has since expanded to the coastal areas of Trà Vinh and Bến Tre provinces.

Journalist Erica Gies wrote a story on climate change in the Mekong Delta. The Mangroves and Markets project is featured in the second half of the article.

In the project, so far nearly 800 shrimp farmers have obtained organic certification and 80 ha of mangroves have been replanted. Because of the project amother 12,600 ha have been protected from clearance. Since the upscaling, three processing companies are participating, giving farmers payments for ecosystem services.

The full article can be found here.