This paper describes the initial results of a project focusing on the nature-based solutions (NbS) to climate change and food security among ethnic minority people in Son La province. The project results showed that nature-based solution practices such as organic agriculture, circular agriculture, vermicomposting, agroforestry using indigenous species and local crops have improved food security and climate change adaption among local communities. There is a positive acceptance among local people, especially young people to pilot NbS practices. Local people see the benefits of transitioning to rice organic agriculture where they can sell their products to tourists at higher prices and it attracts more tourists to visit their village and experience the beauty of nature. The success of promoting nature-based solutions in agriculture in Son La comes from many reasons. The main reason is the application of market system development approach where climate friendly enterprises involve in planning agriculture production, co-investing in production and consumption. In addition, climate change interventions should aim at reducing local vulnerability and increasing their resilience.