The impacts of devolution policy for mangrove forest management in the Mekong River Delta

SND-ID: SND 1102

This study is part of the collection Environment for Development

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Dang Thuy Truong - University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City

Description

Mangrove forests are known to provide many ecological services and sources of livelihood to local community. The policy of contracting mangrove forest to households for management fails to conserve as farmers tend to convert mangrove to other uses. We proposed the following research objectives: [1] examine the impacts of devolution policy and other institutional measures on mangrove forest areas at commune level; [2] examine the impacts of devolution policies, institutional and economic factors on the mangrove coverage of mixed shrimp-mangrove systems. Mangrove forest indicators of analyses at both household and commune level in the South Vietnam are measured in two aforementioned ways. One is self-reported, by farm managers in household data and by Forestry Management in commune data, and the other is calculated using satellite images.

Language

English

Vietnamese

Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

University of Gothenburg

Contributor(s)

Khanh Nam Pham - University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City

Funding 1

  • Funding agency: Sida (The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency)

Funding 2

  • Funding agency: Environment for Development Initiative
Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data

No

Method

Time period(s) investigated

2017-01-01–2018-01-01

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Viet Nam

Publications
Dataset 1
Mangrove and aquaculture in the Mekong River Delta, Vietnam

Description

The survey was conducted in communes of six coastal provinces in the south of Vietnam, including Ben Tre, Soc Trang, Tra Vinh, Kien Giang, Ca Mau, and Bac Lieu. From these six provinces, eight locations were selected. Face to face survey was chosen, and each respondent was interviewed using a questionnaire of three parts, including general information of respondent, perception about mangrove of respondent, and aquaculture activities. We surveyed 659 mixed mangrove-shrimp farms. Mangrove forest i

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Citation

Dang Thuy Truong. University of Gothenburg, Environment for Development, School of Business, Economics and Law (2021). <em>Mangrove and aquaculture in the Mekong River Delta, Vietnam</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/b981-6c48">https://doi.org/10.5878/b981-6c48</a>

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Numeric

Geospatial

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Dang Thuy Truong - University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City

Time period(s) investigated

2017-06-30–2018-04-30

Variables

1514

Dataset 2
Data devolution in commune level

Description

We planned to collect 5-year (2011-2016) data from 110 communes for this project. Out of the 100 communes, we have been able to collect data for 83 communes in 4 provinces, including Trà Vinh, Bạc Liêu, Kiên Giang and Cà Mau.

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Citation

Dang Thuy Truong. University of Gothenburg, Environment for Development, School of Business, Economics and Law (2021). <em>Data devolution in commune level</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/mg8d-w127">https://doi.org/10.5878/mg8d-w127</a>

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Numeric

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Dang Thuy Truong - University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City

Time period(s) investigated

2017-06-30–2018-04-30

Variables

33

Published: 2021-08-27
Last updated: 2021-09-06