Using international case studies and based on the concept that participatory local involvement is essential for success, this interdisciplinary volume examines topics such as planning for climate change, managing forestland, alleviating food shortages, living with biodiversity, and assessing development projects and policies
I: Introduction Chapter 1: Toward Transforming the Approach to Natural Resource Management in Northern Vietnam II: Climate Change Chapter 2: Responding to Climate Change in the Agriculture and Rural Development Sector in Vietnam Chapter 3: Assessing and Calculating a Climate Change Vulnerability Index for Agriculture Production in the Red River Delta, Vietnam III: Payment From Ecosystem Services Chapter 4: Cash-Based Versus Water-Based Payment for Environmental Services in the Uplands of Northern Vietnam: Potential Farmers' Participation Using Farm Modeling Chapter 5: A Voluntary Model of Payment for Environmental Services: Lessons From Ba Be District, Bac Kan Province of Vietnam IV: Land-Use Planning Chapter 6: Land-Cover and Land-Use Transitions in Northern Vietnam From the Early 1990s to 2012 Chapter 7: The Role of Land-Use Planning on Socioeconomic Development in Mai Chau District, Vietnam V: Adaptive Livelihood in Response to Change Chapter 8: Coping Mechanisms of the Ethnic Minorities in Vietnam's Uplands as Responses to Food Shortages Chapter 9: Home Gardens in the Composite Swiddening Farming System of the Da Bac Tay Ethnic Minority in Vietnam's Northern Mountain Region Chapter 10: How Agricultural Research for Development Can Make a Change: Assessing Livelihood Impacts in the Northwest Highlands of Vietnam Chapter 11: Changes in the Nature of the Cat Ba Forest Social-Ecological Systems VI: Decentralization Chapter 12: Decentralization in Forest Management in Vietnam's Uplands: Case Studies of the Kho Mu and Thai Ethnic Community Chapter 13: Institutions for Governance of Transboundary Water Commons: The Case of the Indus Basin VII: New Way of Thinking to Managing Complex Natural Resource System Chapter 14: A System Dynamics Approach for Integrated Natural Resources Management Chapter 15: Navigating Complexities and Management Prospects of Natural Resources in Northern Vietnam
Ganesh Shivakoti is currently Visiting Professor at the University of Tokyo and he is also Adjunct Professor of Agricultural and Natural resources Management at the Asian Institute of Technology. Since receiving his PhD from Michigan State University and completing his Post-Doc at Indiana University, Dr Shivakoti has been extremely active in the field of resource management. He has earlier authored and edited several books published by Sage India, Edward Elgar, Chelthenham and ICS Press, California together with Nobel Laureate Elinor Ostrom. He is a member of many organizations, including IWRA, the South Asia Network on Development and Environmental Economics as well as South-East Asia Network on Sustainable Upland Natural Resources Management. He has 90 peer reviewed journal articles and has graduated 29 doctoral students from 14 countries of S and SE Asia. Dr Thanh has almost 20 years' experience in forestry, regional development planning and systems dynamic modelling working in Vietnam and in Australia. He has been published in journals, books as well as co-authored books on forest management and their impacts on local economies Dr Tran's areas of specialization are in Agroecology and Human Ecology. Currently at Hanoi University of Agriculture where he is the Director for the Center for Agricultural Research and Ecological Studies (CARES). He's published over 50 articles in Vietnamese and even more in English. Dr Leistz, currently an Associate Professor at Colorado State University, received his PhD at the University of Copenhagen. He has worked in a variety of in Environmental Planning and Management in this region since 1999, and prior to that worked in spatial information technologies as well as local forestry initiatives in Africa. He has published over 30 articles and has contributed chapters to over 10 books.