—Due to market demand, the FSC certification has
been introduced and developed in Vietnam. Despite of many
challenges, FSC certificate has been proved to bring economic
benefits to the owners. The comparison to non-certified Acacia
plantation shows that the management of certified forests does
not increase the cost at high level, while the income of selling
FSC wood logs is very promising. However, since currently the
certification is subsidized and stumpage price is kept at higher
than normal to foster the participation of local people the
current price premium should be treated with caution. As for
sustainable development, local people need to manage the
certification by themselves which then, required them to have a
good financial plan to cover the necessary fee. Further
calculation need to be carried out in order to know how much
membership fee can be collected in order to maintain the
certification while do not affect to local people’ revenue.
—Forest certification, forest management,
certification, Acacia plantations.
Hai Thi Nguyen Hoang, Satoshi Hoshino, Shizuka Hashimoto are with
Laboratory of Sustainable Developemt, Graduate School of Global
Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Japan (email:
Cite: Hai Thi Nguyen Hoang, Satoshi Hoshino, and Shizuka Hashimoto, "Costs Comparison between FSC and Non FSC Acacia Plantations in Quang Tri Province, Vietnam," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 6, no. 12, pp. 947-951, 2015.