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  • Minutes of SWGAB Annual Meeting 2011
      Minutes of SWGAB Annual Meeting 2011
    Author:  Rakesh Munankami
    Producing Organization:  SWGAB / LEAP
    Use Rights:  Non copyright
    Availability:  Soft copy only
    Language:  English
    Type:  Minutes Report
    Size:  1.85 MB
    Published Date:  
    Tags:  round, table, meeting, study, farmer, organizations, capacity, building, agribusiness, advisory, service, workplan, support, development
    Summary:  

    The purpose of the SWGAB is to oversee a capitalization process that will support policy making, smallholder farmers and capacity building with regards to agribusiness. This report reviews the progress of activities included in SWGAB year 2011.

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  • TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT: ANINDUSTRYPERSPECTIVE 2016
      TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT: ANINDUSTRYPERSPECTIVE 2016
    Author:  Earth Systems
    Producing Organization:  Mekong Region Land Governance
    Use Rights:  No Copyrights
    Availability:  Softcopy only
    Language:  english
    Type:  Report
    Size:  2.55 MB
    Published Date:  
    Tags:  sustainable plantation forest eucalyptus potential logging industry perspective
    Summary:  

    Responsible and sustainable management driven by proper valuation of wood resources, the development of value adding industries, and better recognition and enhancement of the contribution of planted forests to environmental services;

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  • An Analysis of Community-Based Tourism Partnerships in Lao PDR
     An Analysis of Community-Based Tourism Partnerships in Lao PDR
    Author:  Alex Pio
    Producing Organization:  MASTER PROGRAM TOURISM DESTINATION MANAGEMENT
    Use Rights:  No copyritht
    Availability:  Softcopy only
    Language:  English
    Type:   Report
    Size:  2.36 MB
    Published Date:  
    Tags:  analysis, community, ecotourism, development, traditiona, suitability
    Summary:  

    Community-Based Tourism (CBT), where communities are directly involved in the ownership and operation of tourism products, has been one of the models most utilized in alleviating poverty and assisting rural community development through tourism. CBT can improve local stewardship over tourism resources, increase the benefits of tourism for local communities and minimize its adverse impacts. Many traditional CBT projects struggle to become successful

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  • Forest governance assessment for REDD+ implementation in Lao PDR through application of the PROFOR forest governance tool November 2014
     Forest governance assessment for REDD+ implementation in Lao PDR through application of the PROFOR forest governance tool  November 2014
    Author:  Dr. Unna Chokkalingam and Dr. Khamla Phanvilay.Mr. Bill Adams (SUFORD SU)
    Producing Organization:  WB consultants
    Use Rights:  No Copyrights
    Availability:  Softcopy only
    Language:  english
    Type:  report
    Size:  27.11 MB
    Published Date:  
    Tags:  participatory forest governance forest use in laos deforestation redd+ forest management forest institutions
    Summary:  

    The report has been prepared as a reference for the participatory forest governance diagnostic exercise being carried out in Laos as part of the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility’s REDD-Readiness Process

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  • Research on the Roles and Contributions of Indigenous Women in Sustainable Forest Management in Mekong Countries/Asia
     Research on the Roles and Contributions of Indigenous Women in Sustainable Forest Management in Mekong Countries/Asia
    Author:  Jacqueline K., Cariño, Aye Thiri Kyaw
    Producing Organization:  AIPP
    Use Rights:  non copyrighted
    Availability:  softcopy only
    Language:  English
    Type:  Research
    Size:  1.66 MB
    Published Date:  
    Tags:  regional, research, customary laws, forest management, upland, recovery, fertilizers, providing, traditionally, firewood
    Summary:  

    Indigenous women play a very significant role in sustainable forest management and conservation as seen in the important tasks they perform to support their family and the community.

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  • A NICE Communication Strategy 22 May 2007
    A NICE Communication Strategy 22 May 2007
    Author:  Dougherty.M
    Producing Organization:  National Informatio Center for Extension (NICE)
    Use Rights:  no copyright
    Availability:  Only soft copy available
    Language:  English
    Type:  Strategy Document
    Size:  480.93 kB
    Published Date:  
    Tags:  communications strategy, strategic communications
    Summary:  

    This document presents a simple, practical, and strategic process for the participatory development

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  • A Tale of Two Economies February 2011
    A Tale of Two Economies  February 2011
    Author:  Randall.A,Shalmali.G
    Producing Organization:  Focus on the grobal South
    Use Rights:  no copyright
    Availability:  Only soft copy available
    Language:  English
    Type:  Report Document
    Size:  3.94 MB
    Published Date:  
    Tags:  economic, policy analysis, economy consists, process of economic
    Summary:  

    The aim fo this seriesis to publish new research and policy anlysis oon key issues emerging from the process of the economic globalisation and militarisation and the countervailing

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  • Adaptation to Climate Change CENTRAL MEKONG DELTA REGION CONNECTIVITY PROJECT: Rapid Climate Change Threat and Vulnerability Assessment APRIL 201
    Adaptation to Climate Change CENTRAL MEKONG DELTA REGION CONNECTIVITY PROJECT: Rapid Climate Change Threat and Vulnerability Assessment  APRIL 201
    Author:  Hideaki Iwasaki
    Producing Organization:  Asian Development Bank
    Use Rights:  No copyritht
    Availability:  Softcopy only
    Language:  English
    Type:  Project.
    Size:  3.15 MB
    Published Date:  
    Tags:  sea level rise, climate change
    Summary:  

    Viet Nam is projected to be among the developing countries most impacted by climate change, especially as it pertains to sea level rise, storm surges, floods, and the intensification of extreme weather events. Given its low altitude

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  • Adoption of Agroforestry in Mai District, Phongsaly Province
    Adoption of Agroforestry in Mai District, Phongsaly Province
    Author:  Rob Kelly AgroAsie Group
    Producing Organization:  World Renew with funding support from NUDP
    Use Rights:  No Copyrights
    Availability:  Softcopy only
    Language:  English
    Type:   Grey literature
    Size:  2.16 MB
    Published Date:  
    Tags:  nudp shifting cultivation cardamom coffee.
    Summary:  

    Farmer perceptions and views were determined by a focus group survey. The survey team received one day’s training on how to conduct semi-structured discussions with focus groups and to collect case studies. The survey team then split into two, each group visiting several target villages in a separate area from 25-29 April 2014 (see Appendix 3.) Target villages were selected in consultation with the Project Manager and bearing in mind factors such as logistics, time frame, and travel conditions. Consideration was also given to identify contrasts between villages in their adoption rate, ethnicity, and distance from the District centre.

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  • Agricultural change in Lao PDR: Pragmatism in the face of adversity January, 2007
    Agricultural change in Lao PDR: Pragmatism in the face of adversity   January, 2007
    Author:   Alexander.K
    Producing Organization:  Charles Sturt University
    Use Rights:  © Kim Alexander, 2007
    Availability:  hard copy available to borrow at LINK Resource Centre
    Language:  English
    Type:  Research Document
    Size:  3.73 MB
    Published Date:  
    Tags:  agricultural change on lao pdr, rural development in the uplands, farming
    Summary:  

    The study aimed to determine the extent of agricultural change occurring in Xieng Ngeun District in response

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  • Agro-Ecological Asessment of Phonxay District
    Agro-Ecological Asessment of Phonxay District
    Author:  Umeå University, Department of Educational Science
    Producing Organization:  Umeå University, Department of Educational Science
    Use Rights:  no copyright
    Availability:  only soft copy available
    Language:  English
    Type:  Research Document
    Size:  6.87 MB
    Published Date:  
    Tags:  lao pdr, phonxay, gis database, transformations of geographical coordinate systems
    Summary:  

    To build a land resource database and to use this database to describe Northern Lao PDR, with focus

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  • Analysis of Investments of China and other neighboring Countries and their Influence on the Development Context in Lao PDR,Vientiane, 25th February 2010
    Analysis of Investments of China and other neighboring Countries and their Influence on the Development Context in Lao PDR,Vientiane, 25th February 2010
    Author:  Sommer.R
    Producing Organization:  SDC
    Use Rights:  no copyright
    Availability:  Only soft copy available
    Language:  English
    Type:  Report Document (short)
    Size:  589.88 kB
    Published Date:  
    Tags:  analysis of investments of china, china’s influence on the lao pdr, china, invesments of china, china influence
    Summary:  

    In short, what preoccupies the friendly Lao citizens is the magnitude and the all-embracing nature of the in-coming economic activities by the northern neighbor.

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  • Arole for slash and burn farming in Greenhouse effect control
    Arole for slash and burn farming in Greenhouse effect control
    Author:  IRD
    Producing Organization:  Institat de reacherche pour le developpement
    Use Rights:  non copyrighted
    Availability:  soft copy only
    Language:  English
    Type:  Natural Resource Management
    Size:  88.5 kB
    Published Date:  
    Tags:  actualite, scientifique, greenhouse, role
    Summary:  

    In Laos, 70 % of cultivated land is located on slopes with strong height variations. And slash and burn methods involve
    30 % of the total surface area of national territory, representing 70 000 km2. If these ‘shifting’ cultivation strategies were
    to be replaced by uninterrupted crop

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  • Assessment of tillage erosion rates on steep slopes in northern Laos
    Assessment of tillage erosion rates on steep slopes in northern Laos
    Author:  B. Dupin, A. de Rouwb, K.B. Phantahvong, C. Valentin
    Producing Organization:  ELSEVIER
    Use Rights:  © 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
    Availability:  Soft copy only
    Language:  English
    Type:  Soil & Tillage Research
    Size:  579.17 kB
    Published Date:  
    Tags:  tillage, erosion, steep, slopes, shifting, cultivation, upland, rice, job, tears, weed, pressure
    Summary:  

    In most tropical areas, the increasing weed pressure resulting from the intensification of upland farming requires farmers to dedicate more labour to weeding (Nye and Greenland, 1960; Roder et al., 1995). In the highlands of Thailand, Laos and Vietnam, shifting cultivation is still a dominant feature of subsistence farming but the system has become increasingly distorted in response to population pressure, inappropriate techniques, but also peculiarly in Laos, to resettlement (Lestrelin et al., 2005).

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  • Authoritarian Resource Governance and Emerging Peasant Resistance in the Context of Sino-Vietnamese Tree Plantations, Southeastern Laos April 2015
    Authoritarian Resource Governance and Emerging Peasant Resistance in the Context of Sino-Vietnamese Tree Plantations, Southeastern Laos April 2015
    Author:  Miles Kenney‐Lazar
    Producing Organization:  LDPI
    Use Rights:  No Copyrights
    Availability:  Softcopy only
    Language:  English
    Type:  Report
    Size:  341 kB
    Published Date:  
    Tags:  resource governance, authoritarianism, peasant resistance, land grab, vietnam, china, laos
    Summary:  

    The empirical section above demonstrates that as foreign investors seek to acquire large tracks of land for plantation development by way of state land concessions, such land is not already available for
    clearing and planting, but instead its availability must be produced.

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  • Biodiversity Assessment of the Mekong River in Northern Lao PDR: A Follow Up Study October, 2004
    Biodiversity Assessment of the Mekong River in Northern Lao PDR: A Follow Up Study October, 2004
    Author:  ed. Dubeau
    Producing Organization:  IUCN
    Use Rights:  Non copyrighted
    Availability:  Softcopy only
    Language:  English
    Type:  Report
    Size:  1.16 MB
    Published Date:  
    Tags:  scoping study, report, support, number, larrec, lnmc, preparation, eri
    Summary:  

    The Follow-up Scoping Survey presented in this report builds on the first rapid biodiversity scoping study of the upper stretches of the Mekong conducted in February 2003. It is intended that these surveys will form the basis for regular monitoring and assessment of the biodiversity of the riverine ecosystems, habitats and species in the stretch of the Upper
    Mekong in Lao PDR. Combined, these surveys provide an overview of the upper Lao Mekong to be made available for further planning of monitoring and assessment activities.

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  • BORDERLINES Vietnam's Booming Furniture Industry and Timber Smuggling in the Mekong Region March 2008
    BORDERLINES Vietnam's Booming Furniture Industry and Timber Smuggling in the Mekong Region  March 2008
    Author:  ENVIRONMENTAL INVESTIGATION AGENCY (EIA)
    Producing Organization:  ENVIRONMENTAL INVESTIGATION AGENCY (EIA)
    Use Rights:  © Philip Jones Griffiths/Magnum Photos
    Availability:  Only soft copy available
    Language:  English
    Type:  Document
    Size:  828.48 kB
    Published Date:  
    Tags:  furniture industry and timber smuggling, timber, illegal logging
    Summary:  

    This report contains new information from field investigations carried out by the Environmental Investigation

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  • China and its Influence on the Swiss Development Cooperation in the Mekong Region Vientiane, 31st March 2010
    China and its Influence on the Swiss Development Cooperation in the Mekong Region Vientiane, 31st March 2010
    Author:  Sommer.R
    Producing Organization:  SDC
    Use Rights:  no copyright
    Availability:  Only soft copy available
    Language:  English
    Type:  Report Document (fianl)
    Size:  522.79 kB
    Published Date:  
    Tags:  china, invesments of china, china influence, china’s influence on the lao pdr, chinas role and policy, china as a global aid provider
    Summary:  

    The mandate commissioned by SDC to prepare an overview of the influence of neighbouring countries, in particular

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  • China and the Global Market for Forest Products Transforming Trade to Benefit Forests and Livelihoods March 2006
    China and the Global Market for Forest Products Transforming Trade to Benefit Forests and Livelihoods March 2006
    Author:  Andy.W, Xiufang.S, etc all
    Producing Organization:  Forest trends
    Use Rights:  © 2006 Forest Trends.
    Availability:  Only soft copy available
    Language:  English
    Type:  Document
    Size:  655.03 kB
    Published Date:  
    Tags:  china and the global market, forest products
    Summary:  

    This paper and the body of research it represents aims to help fill the knowledge gap. It is an overview

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  • Clean development mechanism project design document form for afforestation and reforestation project activities (CDM-AR-PDD) Version 04
    Clean development mechanism project design document form for afforestation and reforestation project activities (CDM-AR-PDD)  Version 04
    Author:  UNFCCC/CCNUCC
    Producing Organization:  UNFCCC/CCNUCC
    Use Rights:  no copyright
    Availability:  Only soft copy available
    Language:  English
    Type:  Document
    Size:  1.65 MB
    Published Date:  
    Tags:  clean development mechanism, reforestation, participation of rural
    Summary:  

    This reforestation CDM project is implemented by Lao Thai Hua Rubber (LTR) Company Limited with the participation

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