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Agroforestry for livelihoods of smallholder farmers in north-western Vietnam

Project Code: FST/2010/034
Program: Forestry
Research Program Manager: Dr. Nora Devoe
Project Leader: La Nguyen - World Agroforestry Centre
NOV 2011
OCT 2016
Project Status: Concluded
Key partners
Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
Dien Bien
Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
Son La
Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
Yen Bai
Forest Science Institute of Vietnam
National Institute of Animal Husbandry
Northern Mountainous Agriculture and Forestry Science Institute
Northwest University
Tay Bac University


The “Agroforestry for Livelihoods of Smallholder Farmers in Northwest Vietnam” (AFLi) was a five-year project (2011-2016). The project’s aim was to improve the performance of smallholder farming systems in northwest Vietnam through agroforestry. It sought to increase the productivity of associated crop and livestock systems, leading to more diverse and sustainable production systems and better income from tree products. The project introduced trees in mono-cropped landscapes through agroforestry to reduce dependence on annual crops, as well as to increase and diversify incomes from tree products.