Đà Lạt: Lữ quán thơ mộng dưới thung lũng

So với những điểm du lịch quen thuộc của Đà Lạt như hồ Hồ Xuân Hương, Thung lũng Tình Yêu, Vườn Hoa TP…, Ma Rừng Lữ Quán, ở cách trung tâm thành phố chừng hơn 20km, là một điểm tham quan khá mới cho du khách. Thật hiếm có nơi đâu, giữa chốn thâm u cùng cốc là đáy một thung lũng kín ẩn lại mở ra một khung cảnh thần tiên đến vậy. Tiếp tục đọc “Đà Lạt: Lữ quán thơ mộng dưới thung lũng”

Of milk and minorities: Equity and consumption in Vietnam

May 21, 2019

Gender is an integral component of agriculture, nutrition, and health, yet not all women (nor all men) are the same. A4NH’s Gender, Equity, and Empowerment (GEE) unit focuses on ensuring that gender and other aspects of equity – such as poverty, ethnicity, caste, age, and location – are integrated into the program’s research and activities. In Vietnam, milk – in various forms – highlights important food and nutrition equity issues. In this blog, Jody Harris, research fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, reflects on how equity issues influence milk consumption based on her fieldwork for the Stories of Change in Nutrition project.


Photo credit: Jody Harris/IDS

Photo credit: Jody Harris/IDS

Recently, I found myself sitting on a low stool in a small, neat home in the central highlands of Vietnam, talking to three young mothers about nutrition. As part of my research, I was trying to understand how nutrition is changing in Vietnam, and one emerging story was the large disparity in nutrition outcomes between the Kinh ethnic majority in Vietnam – among whom stunting levels have dropped impressively in recent years – and ethnic minority groups living in places such as this community in the central highlands, where malnutrition rates remain persistently high. Through my translator, I finished the questions I had for the women, then asked if they had any questions for me before we ended the interview. Tiếp tục đọc “Of milk and minorities: Equity and consumption in Vietnam”

China’s Most Destructive Boats Return to the South China Sea

May 20, 2019  |  AMTI BRIEF

China’s Most Destructive Boats Return to the South China Sea

After a sharp drop-off in activity from 2016 to late 2018, Chinese clam harvesting fleets have returned to the South China Sea in force over the last six months. These fleets, which typically include dozens of small fishing vessels accompanied by a handful of larger “motherships,” destroy vast swaths of coral reef in order to extract endangered giant clams. The clam shells are transported back to Hainan Province where they fetch thousands of dollars each in a thriving market for jewelry and statuary. Since late 2018, satellite imagery has shown these fleets operating frequently at Scarborough Shoal and throughout the Paracels, including at Bombay Reef. Tiếp tục đọc “China’s Most Destructive Boats Return to the South China Sea”