Scientific editors
Jean-Christophe Castella
André Chabanne
Dang Dinh Quang
Ha Dinh Tuan
Olivier Husson
Le Quoc Doanh
Tran Dinh Long

Graphic design
Martin Broomfield
Jean-Christophe Castella
Tran Ngoc Trung

Bac Kan Atlas
Tran Trong Hieu
Jean-Christophe Castella

Thong Nhat Co. Ltd.

Suggested Reference

Castella J.C., Chabanne A., Dang Dinh Quang, Ha Dinh Tuan, Husson O., Le Quoc Doanh, Tran Dinh Long eds. (2003) Towards sustainable agricultural development in mountain areas of northern Vietnam. Main results from the Mountain Agrarian Systems (SAM) Program in Bac Kan Province, 1998-2002. Vietnam Agricultural Science Institute, Hanoi, Vietnam. Multimedia CD-Rom.

Contacts and Institutions

Vietnam Agricultural Sciences Institute (VASI)
VASI, Thanh Tri, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel. (84-4) 861 86 67, Fax. (84-4) 861 39 37

VASI is a multi-disciplinary institute, conducting research for the development and the extension of new techniques for agricultural production, animal husbandry, and food processing. VASI contributes to the development of methods for management and planning of agricultural production at various levels; and to the promotion of efficient marketing channels in the framework of the new economic policy of Vietnam.


Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD)
IRD Delegation in Vietnam, 19 Han Thuyen Street, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel. (84-4) 972 06 29, Fax. (84-4) 972 06 30

IRD (ex-ORSTOM) is a French public science and technology research institute under the joint authority of the French ministries in charge of research and overseas development. The IRD has three main missions: research, consultancy and training. It conducts scientific programs contributing to the sustainable development of the countries of the South, with an emphasis on the relationship between man and the environment.


Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD)
CIRAD Delegation in Vietnam, 19 Han Thuyen Street, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel. (84-4) 972 06 25, Fax. (84-4) 972 06 24

CIRAD is a French scientific organization specializing in agricultural research for tropical and subtropical zones. Its mission is to contribute to rural development in the countries of these regions through research, experiments, training, and dissemination of scientific and technical information. Its work covers agricultural, veterinary, forestry, and food sciences.


International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
IRRI - Vietnam Office, MARD, 2 Ngoc Ha, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
Building A9, room 203-205
Tel: (84-4) 823 42 02, Fax. (84-4) 823 44 25

IRRI is an autonomous, nonprofit agricultural research and training organization with offices in more than ten nations. The Institute’s main goal is to find sustainable ways to improve the well-being of present and future generations of poor rice farmers and consumers while at the same time protecting the environment. Most of IRRI’s research is done in cooperation with national agricultural research and development institutions, farming communities, and other organizations of the world’s rice-producing nations.