Vietnamese Academy of Forest Sciences (VAFS)
The Forest Research Institute was precursor of the Forest Science Institute of Vietnam, which was established in 1961. The Forest Research Institute developed from 1961 to 1971, then divided in to three institutes (Forestry Institute 1972-1988, Forest Industry Institute 1974-1988, and Forest Economic Institute 1981-1988); and finally consolidated in to The Forest Science Institute of Vietnam from 1988 to now.
On Nov. 25th 2011, the Prime Minister issued Decision No. 2099/QĐ-TTg on the structure and operation of the Vietnamese Academy of Forest Sciences (VAFS) as a special scientific organization under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). The MARD promulgated Decision No. 1149/QĐ-BNN-TCCB dated May 18th 2012 on stipulating functions, duties, powers and organizational structure of VAFS and Decision No. 1656/QĐ-BNN-TCCB dated July 16th 2012 on stipulating the regulations and the operation of the Vietnamese Academy of Forest Sciences.
Implementing scientific research, technology transfer, post-graduate training, international cooperation, advisory services and business regarding forest research, development and extension in Vietnam.See more