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INCLUSIVE AND SUSTAINABLE GROWTH: GLOBAL CHALLENGES AND ISSUES IN AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

Author: LÊ THÀNH Ý

Abtract: By late March 2014, an international conference on “Economic reforms for inclusive and sustainable growth” was held in Hanoi by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS). With an average GDP growth rate of 7.3 per cent from 1990 to 2010, Viet Nam was one of the fastest growing economies in the world; economic development has brought about the improvement in people's living standards and the decrease in poverty rate; however, like some other Asian countries, a part of the population is still on the margin of the development process, remarked by Ms. Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator. Under global challenges and Vietnam particularly, this paper introduces some issues for discussion.

INSTITUTION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CENTRAL HIGHLANDS: INITIAL ACHIEVEMENTS

Author: HÀ HUY THÀNH

Abtract: This paper introduces early findings of the Government research on “Developing scientific evidences for the supplement and innovation of the institutional system of sustainable development in the Central Highlands of Vietnam” (Code: TN3/X09).

The author argues that, in general, in recent years, under development policies, the Central Highlands area has undergone critical changes. Among recognized changes, unsustainable trend is prominent, represented by (i) primary production has been on a rapid growth; (ii) infrastructure does not keep pace with economic and social development; (iii) socio-cultural activities change rapidly without orientation to catch up with integration process; (iv) capacity building and human resource development has been on a modest growth, which prevents ownership and autonomy of indigenous communities; (v) poor consultation and response mechanisms; (vi) the nature and humanity characteristics of the each area is not fully taken into consideration in development mechanisms and policy.

RUBBER PLANT DEVELOPMENT AND EMERGING ISSUES (Case study of Son La province)

Authors: NGUYỄN CÔNG THẢO, PHẠM THỊ CẨM VÂN

Abtract: Like in many other localities, rubber area has been rapidly increased in Son La province in general, in Muong La district in particular during the last years. This brings to massive land use transition and creates some socio-economic impacts toward local peoples. This paper seeks to identify pros and cons of this project in two particular places in Muong La district. Primary findings indicate that beside some temporary income, rubber farmers have had to experience various cultural, socio-economic and environmental problems that need to take into consideration in the future.

FURTHER DISCUSSION ON THE EXPLOITATION OF MINERAL RESOURCES IN THE CONTEXT OF GREEN GROWTH

Author: NGUYỄN ĐÌNH HÒA

Abtract: Vietnam has gained impressive economic development for recent years. However, the economic growth of Vietnam, which is primarily based on factors such as capital, labor, and natural resources,... is unsustainable. It is difficult to maintain such natural resources-based growth for a long time when advantages on natural resources is gradually going down and environment expense must be paid. Therefore, it is necessary to rethink the natural resources-based growth. Upon this approach, this paper discusses practical titanium mining operation in Binh Dinh Province to contribute to discussion of emerging issues in the context of implementing green growth strategies.

LANDSCAPE ASSESSMENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF AGRICULTURAL, FORESTRY AND AQUACULTURE DEVELOPMENT IN MONG CAI DISCTRICT - QUANG NINH PROVINCE

Author: TRẦN THỊ TUYẾT

Abtract: Mong Cai city is located in the northeastern of Quang Ninh with a diversity of natural conditions that form 40 different types of landscape. The result of  landscape assessement in Mong Cai not only take important parts in scheme for agriculture, forestry and fishery development but also enhance knowledge about landscape’s roles and functions to orientate appropriate use natural resources, environmental protection and sustainable economic development in Mong Cai territory.

RESTRUCTURING  ECONOMIC SECTOR TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: THE ARGUMENTS TO EXPERIENCE AND LESSONS LEARNED FOR THAINGUYEN

Author: PHẠM THỊ NGA

Abtract: economic restructuring is inevitable requirement of the process of economic development - economic development of each country . For a rational economic structure , each region , each country must stem from its historical condition . In fact , the trend of globalization and international economic integration today , the difference in the natural factors and economic - social significant impact to the process of economic restructuring in the sector . Therefore , to effectively implement the process of economic restructuring industries towards sustainable development , the study rationale and overview of practical experience is essential , from which to draw lessons experience with the process of economic restructuring in the sector in the province of Thai Nguyen in the direction of sustainable development .

Keywords: economic restructuring in the sector, sustainable development, reasoning, experience, Thai Nguyen province

CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN SOME OF THE BELIEF OF IMMIGRATION IN HOI AN

Author: HOÀNG SĨ NGỌC

Abtract: Integration and cultural exchange are usual movements in human society. The most consequent and deepest integration can be seen between immigrant communities and local culture. The case of acculturation of immigrants in Hoi An with the Vietnamese culture is a good evidence. This article clarifies the presence of immigrants in Hoi An and the acculturation of some religious cult. In practice, acculturation helps the immigrant community integrate and develop in the new land and shapes cultural characteristics of Hoi An in Vietnam.

THE APPLICATION OF DIGITAL MAPPING METHOD TO RESEARCH HANOI CITY’S ELDERLY

Author: BÙI THU PHƯƠNG

Abtract: Hanoi capital is entering the period "golden population structure" and thus tend to "aging" are also appearing. Actually, problems the elderly are topical, urgent and long-term, deeply affecting the social economic development of Hanoi capital. The application of digital mapping methods contribute to cognitive characterize the composition and distribution of the elderly in Hanoi, helping the readers hava an overview and the most generalized, easily matching and evaluation honestly, fully and scientific the issue mentioned above.

Source: Institute of Human Geography

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