Cultivation of energy plants on set-aside mining sites in Viet Nam - pilot project II Project Dates: January 2020 - January 2022
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PROJECT OBJECTIVE

In Viet Nam, much of the soil on former mining sites is contaminated and no longer usable for the cultivation of food crops. However, these locations do offer potential as sites for the cultivation of eco-friendly energy crops. The project highlighted the feasibility of this innovative approach to climate action by trialling and analysing selected plant species across two vegetation periods. With these additional areas of cultivation, the project also aimed to negate and bypass competition between food crops and energy crops. At the same time, this expansion of energy crop cultivation provided local populations with a climate-friendly income source. Lastly, the project was also fostering improvements to the economic and legal framework for the cultivation of energy crops in Viet Nam.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

1. Demonstrate by growing cassava for bioethanol production within a sustainable cultivation system on mining wastelands in the province of Lam Dong. 2. Support the integration of climate aspects of energy crop cultivation and recultivation measures on post-mining areas into existing and new legislation. 3. Record other marginal areas in order to show the potential for these previously unused areas. 4. Communication and training measures with stakeholders, including responsible Vietnamese ministries and other authorities, experts and industry. The project results are supposed to be applied beyond Vietnam, all over South-East-Asia.


SECTORS OR AREAS OF WORK
  1. Climate finance

KEYWORDS
  1. Climate Finance

Region/Location

BUDGET

USD 1,007,944

DONORS (OR FUNDING /CONTRIBUTING ORGANIZATIONS)
  1. BMU-IKI - Internationale Klimaschutzinitiative
IMPLEMENTING AGENCY OR AGENCIES

SUPPORT TYPE
BUDGET

USD 1,007,944

DONORS (OR FUNDING /CONTRIBUTING ORGANIZATIONS)
  1. BMU-IKI - Internationale Klimaschutzinitiative
IMPLEMENTING AGENCY OR AGENCIES

SUPPORT TYPE