The aim of this study is to identify what is known about agricultural commercialization in
Laos. Using an adapted livelihoods framework, this study aims to make sense of the
available information and contextualize it within the broader forces of change.
In Lao PDR, the rural population has a long tradition of making use of the animal and plant aquatic organisms from the paddy rice based ecosystem. These organisms are an important part of the agro-biodiversity and an essential contribution to food security and a balanced diet. However, existing information is limited and often relying on interviews only and rarely accompanied with photographic documentation and scientific names.
This paper does not aim to provide definitive answers, yet intends to scrutinize the data and re-examine the ‘land grabbing’
discourse. This will be done by studying land-based investments in terms of incidence, size and geographical dispersion over 1949-2011. Where relevant and possible, other variables such as the investor, data source, investment type
and outcome will be discussed. Lastly, we will also discuss the data quality and reliability.
Author: Department of Forest Resources Management Producing Organization: IUCN. GEF.UNEP Use Rights: No CopyrightsAvailability: Softcopy onlyLanguage: English
Type: Report Size: 3.11 MBPublished Date:Tags: biodiverse species national protected area deforestation laws
The Lao PDR is one of the most biodiverse countries in Southeast Asia, with on-going discoveries
of new and large species. For example, 28 new species were discovered in 2014. The great range of biodiversity exists thanks to the Lao PDR’s abundance of forest and water resources, which cover the entire length of the country
Author: FLSEVIER, APPLIED GEOGRAPHYProducing Organization: Guillaume Lestrelin , Jeremy Bourgoin , Bounthanom BouahomUse Rights: 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.Availability: Soft copy onlyLanguage: English
Type: Case studySize: 1.24 MBPublished Date:Tags: land use planning, sustainable, development, case studies, lao pdr
In this regard, the experimental approach for monitoring participation applied in this study can provide an alternative. As
participation is the cornerstone of planning and development initiatives, it is essential that participation management is not
relegated to a complacent assessment.
Author: UNDP, UNEPProducing Organization: UNDP, UNEPUse Rights: non copyrightedAvailability: Soft copy onlyLanguage: English
Type: Case studySize: 1.23 MBPublished Date:Tags: poverty, ‐environment, initiative, ecosystem, lao pdr, land use in oudomxay province
This study, led by the National Economic Research institute, suggests that current agricultural land uses promoted for poverty alleviation will have to be
improved if they are also to contribute towards the broader sustainable development goals of Lao PDR. Measures to mitigate the potential
environmental impacts of commercial agriculture plantations must be integrated into the land use and farming practice. In the case of the traditional
land uses, value‐added options and alternative environmentally friendly income generating activities should be promoted with the farmers.