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.
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;
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
Author: Dr. Unna Chokkalingam and Dr. Khamla Phanvilay.Mr. Bill Adams (SUFORD SU)Producing Organization: WB consultantsUse Rights: No CopyrightsAvailability: Softcopy onlyLanguage: english
Type: reportSize: 27.11 MBPublished Date:Tags: participatory forest governance forest use in laos deforestation redd+ forest management forest institutions
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
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
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.
Author: Umeå University, Department of Educational ScienceProducing Organization: Umeå University, Department of Educational ScienceUse Rights: no copyrightAvailability: only soft copy availableLanguage: English
Type: Research DocumentSize: 6.87 MBPublished Date:Tags: lao pdr, phonxay, gis database, transformations of geographical coordinate systems
To build a land resource database and to use this database to describe Northern Lao PDR, with focus
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
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).
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.
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.