The Spatially Characterized Agroforestry (SCAF) Database is a central repository of Agroforestry data collected from smallholders across Vietnam.

The collected data includes information about:

  • Agroforestry sites
  • Agroforestry components (tree and crop descriptions etc)
  • Biophysical conditions
  • Social-economic conditions
  • Market information
  • Related policies
  • Issues, challenges and risks

A web-based tool has been developed to assist navigation and query of the collected dataset. A link to the tool is available below.


This database is a work in progress. The information contained has been collected through analysis of previous work conducted by the World Agroforestry Centre. New information will be entered into this database after careful analysis and review.

The data presented in this database has been provided for information only. It should not be used as a substitute for scientific data collection techniques. In some cases there may be discrepancies between the World Agroforestry Centre's published products and the information presented in this database due to the process of ongoing revision.

Province vector data has been generalised to improve performance and ensure a responsive user experience. Regional areas are displayed in order to provide a visual reference only and should not be relied upon for border location accuracy.

Please note:

  • You must have Javascript enabled to view this database.
  • SCAF is built on modern APIs that take advantage of performance improvements in browser technology. Accessing SCAF from an updated web browser (the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera etc) will result in the best user experience.


The SCAF database has been developed by the World Agroforestry Centre Vietnam, in collaboration with the following partners:

Nong Lam University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry, Hue City, Vietnam
Vietnam National University of Agriculture
Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture and Forestry, Thai Nguyen, Vietnam
Vietnamese Academy of Forest Sciences, Hanoi, Vietnam
Can Tho University, Can Tho, Vietnam

ICRAF Team: Delia Catacutan, Nguyen Mai Phuong, Steven Hutchinson

This tool has been developed with financial support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation through ICRAF's support to the ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change Phase II (ASFCC-II).

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Please report any feedback by sending an email to with the subject SCAF.

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