During the internship time, the research group has done a survey on the model of conservation and sustainable development of Rattan in both Thua Thien Hue and Quang Nam provinces. This activity was conducted by WWF in order to build a Handbook on establishing and operating community based Rattan enterprises/ cooperatives.
Representative of Research Group shared on handbook - Photo: CORENARM
With the workshop’s objective of introducing, sharing handbook as well as receiving comments to finish handbook for communities, workshop has attracted 11 representative from communities, co-operatives, co-operative union and relevant private enterprises in Thua Thien Hue, Quang Nam, Da Nang provinces.
At the workshop, representative of WWF shared on the orientation of the project next 3 years about expanding production of rattan, bamboo, acacia in Thua Thien Hue, Quang Nam, Quang Tri provinces. The participants also were met and exchanged with research group about Handbook. There were many experience, specific solutions were mentioned in order to help research group finishing the handbook. The participants also put forward a great many ideas and petitions on the reality of Civil Social Organizations (CSOs) and Community Based Organizations (CBOs)/ Cooperatives. Such as how to maintain community groups of cooperatives, the inadequacies of state procedures can reduce the enthusiasm and passion of the community.
As a result, research group has acquired comments of the participants to finish handbook and proposed next steps in order to bring the best results for project.