trees planted


The project takes place in Tu Bong Village in Van Phuoc commune. Due to the deforestation of hillsides, soil erosion has brought a lot of sands to rice fields and caused serious droughts. As 80% of the villagers cultivate rice for a living, it has become a necessity to preserve agricultural yields. The project aims at planting trees along the rice fields and in deforested areas, in order to preserve water resources and local biodiversity while preventing sand shifts and increasing farmers’ resilience.


Khanh Hoa province, Vietnam


Agroforestry and reforestation

Local partner

Van Phuoc Social Welfare Unit


Tu Bon villagers, mainly small-scale rice farmers

supply chain

Fruits and Vegetables , Rice , Water

Local partner

The association Van Phuoc Social Welfare Unit was created in 2008 under the name “Give a roof” with the initial objective to support families of Tu bong village to improve their habitat (rebuilding and restoration of houses). Progressively, the association developed further activities to answer the villagers’ needs: free clinic, English lessons, heart operations for children, education, orphanage, and more recently reforestation.

Species planted

Quynh Dang - Dalbergia Tonkinensis

Quynh Dang – Dalbergia Tonkinensis

Vu sua - Star apple

Vu sua – Star apple

Xa cu - Khaya Senegalensis

Xa cu – Khaya Senegalensis

Trom - Hazel Sterculia

Trom – Hazel Sterculia

More information


Tu Bong village counts more than 8,200 people in 2,100 family households. The region is mountainous and economic development here is quite slow and social welfare is fragile. The average monthly income / person is 1,000,000 VND (35 euros). 80% of the villagers cultivate rice for living. Rice production is the main source of income in the village. Monks and novices from the monastery, as well as students from Nga Trang and from VPSWU’s english course are also involved in the project. This project is strongly community driven.


File Description
pdf 2014 Progress report