Pilot Activities Ha Tinh
As part of the project ‘Strategic Mainstreaming of Ecosystem-based Adaptation in Vietnam’, the GIZ EbA project team, in cooperation with its partners ISPONRE and the provincial department of the ministry, identified a pilot site as well as suitable EbA measures for gaining practical experience with ecosystem-based adaption in Ha Tinh province.
The identification processes functioned in a highly participatory manner and were partly adopted from an approach to fast track implementation of adaptation measures suggested by USAID.
They included i) conducting a rapid, stakeholder-driven screening assessment; ii) focusing on highly vulnerable resources, sub-populations and assets for the vulnerability assessment; iii) browsing a list of fast track adaptation opportunities; iv) conducting a feasibility study of the most promising EbA options and v) applying design criteria to select the most promising adaptation solution.
In Ha Tinh province, a six step methodology was applied to guide the assessment study to desired results. After initial reports were drafted based on the participatory identification, a review study was carried out by the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (World Agroforestry Centre, ICRAF) to ensure the embeddedness of the results in a scientific and EbA framework, and to provide important feedback for their refinement and finalization. Based on the merged recommendations from the participatory identification and the review report, pilot activities are now implemented on the ground.
Visualizations are sometimes urgently needed
Communication in the field is just as central...
...as thorough notetaking
A lot of work needs to be done on relatively steep slopes
Thorough assessments during the first site check
Many people are involved in the household selection process
The work in the field requires a lot of manpower and energy
Explanations are provided on site
The planting has started
The Pilot Activities
A group of 27 households which have forest allocations nearby join the pilot activities. The intervention slope is divided into four slope sections, with each section being worked with according to identified needs.
The following pilot activities, related to the overall intervention ‘forest enrichment as a buffer during extreme droughts‘, are now conducted in Village 1, Son Tho commune, Vu Quang district, Ha Tinh province:
The pilot activities are expected to provide the following benefits: