The project aimed to enhance rural livelihoods and promote sustainable management of natural resources in Quang Nam, through capacity building, extension, demonstration and support for the development of high-quality, market-oriented agroforestry systems. Funded by the Government of Italy, the project was implemented in Tien Ha and Tien Cam, Tien Phuoc District from July 2004 to December, 2007.
The project was designed to support the government's reforestation program while at the same time bring economic benefits to participating farmers, particularly those given land use rights over denuded forestlands. It focused on two main agroforestry systems: forest gardens planted to fast growing species for mainly for pulpwood production, and home gardens planted to several species for home consumption and for the market, including fruit trees, Aquilaria species (agar wood production), betel nut palms, bamboo, bananas, cinnamomum, black pepper, ginger, turmeric and other cash crops and forage species. Most farmers also raised livestock, mainly cattle, pigs and chickens.