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  • A Study of Women’s Time Utilization in Relation to the Market Economy in Khammouane Province, Lao PDR
    A Study of Women’s Time Utilization in Relation to the Market Economy in Khammouane Province, Lao PDR
    Author:  James R. Chamberlain
    Producing Organization:  James R. Chamberlain
    Use Rights:  No copyright
    Availability:  Soft copy only
    Language:  English
    Type:  Thesis Document
    Size:  1.35 MB
    Published Date:  
    Tags:  utilization, relation, market, economy
    Summary:  

    In writing this report a number of intertwining issues all related ultimately to women’s time utilization have had to be considered including gender,

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  • A Study of Women’s Time Utilization in Relation to the Market Economy in Khammouane Province, Lao PDR. 19 November 2005
    A Study of Women’s Time Utilization in Relation to the Market Economy in Khammouane Province, Lao PDR. 19 November 2005
    Author:  James R. Chamberlain
    Producing Organization:  James R. Chamberlain
    Use Rights:  No copyright
    Availability:  Soft copy only
    Language:  English
    Type:  Thesis Document
    Size:  1.35 MB
    Published Date:  
    Tags:  utilization, relation, market, economy
    Summary:  

    In writing this report a number of intertwining issues all related ultimately to women’s time utilization have had to be considered including gender, Southeast Asia as a cultural
    area, the anthropology of time, economic anthropology, political economy and poverty.

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  • AN IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF FARMERS’ ACCEPTABILITY 0F FARMING SYSTEMS RESEARCH ACTIVITIES IN NAMO DISTRICT, UDOMXAY PROVINCE, Lao PDR.
    AN IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF FARMERS’ ACCEPTABILITY 0F FARMING SYSTEMS RESEARCH ACTIVITIES IN NAMO DISTRICT, UDOMXAY PROVINCE, Lao PDR.
    Author:  Chanphasouk Tanthaphone
    Producing Organization:  Asian Institute of Technology
    Use Rights:  No copyright
    Availability:  Soft copy only
    Language:  English
    Type:  Thesis Document
    Size:  2.31 MB
    Published Date:  
    Tags:  impact, assessment, farmer, research, activity
    Summary:  

    Lao-Swedish Upland Agriculture and Forestry Research Program (LSUAFRP) was launched in the Namo District, Udomxay Province, Lao P.D.R. in 2002, which is continued until to date. This study was focused on the assessment

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  • Can participation affect “community forestry” project performance?: A case study of the Lao-German Rural Development in Mountain Areas of the Luang Namtha Province project
    Can participation affect “community forestry” project performance?: A case study of the Lao-German Rural Development in Mountain Areas of the Luang Namtha Province project
    Author:  Sophie Dirou
    Producing Organization:  IRD Laos
    Use Rights:  No copyright
    Availability:  Soft copy only
    Language:  English
    Type:  Master Thesis Document
    Size:  1.3 MB
    Published Date:  
    Tags:  participation, affect, forestry, performance, rural
    Summary:  

    In Southeast Asia, Laos is a landlocked country with the lowest density of population and the highest forest cover. It is also one of the poorest countries in the world. 80% of its population live in rural areas of which a majority depends on subsistent agriculture. This socialist country (Lao People’s Democratic republic) has a cultural diversity illustrated by the official 49 ethnic groups.“Community forestry” was introduced
    more than 10 years ago in Lao People’s Democratic Republic.

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  • Case Study on Bamboo Marketing in Lao P.D.R ICRAF-SEANAFE Project “Markets for Agroforestry Tree Products
    Case Study on Bamboo Marketing in Lao P.D.R ICRAF-SEANAFE Project “Markets for Agroforestry Tree Products
    Author:  CRAF-SEANAFE
    Producing Organization:  CRAF-SEANAFE
    Use Rights:  No copyright
    Availability:  Soft copy only
    Language:  English
    Type:  Case Study Document
    Size:  1.08 MB
    Published Date:  
    Tags:  bamboo, marketing, project, agroforestry, products
    Summary:  

    This paper is the output of a case study on constraints in marketing of bamboo. The findings and analysis based on fieldwork completed in Vientiane municipality and xiengkhuang Provinces. It is as part of the

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  • Case Study on Production and Market Conditions for Corn in Namor District, Oudomxay Province
    Case Study on Production and Market Conditions for Corn in Namor District, Oudomxay Province
    Author:  Phouyyavong.K and Talje.D
    Producing Organization:  Lao-Swedish Upland Agriculture and Forestry Research Program
    Use Rights:  No copyright
    Availability:  Soft copy only
    Language:  English-Lao
    Type:  Case Study Document
    Size:  410.23 kB
    Published Date:  
    Tags:  production, market, conditions, corn
    Summary:  

    This ongoing case study documents production and market trends for corn in Oudomxay Province with particular focus on the LSUAFRP project villages in Namor

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  • CASE STUDY: “ Land Concession and Changes to the Pajudone Community, Taoi District, Salavan Province ”
    CASE STUDY: “ Land Concession and Changes to the Pajudone Community, Taoi District, Salavan Province ”
    Author:  National Land Management Authority With Village Focus International
    Producing Organization:  National Land Management Authority With Village Focus International
    Use Rights:  No copyright
    Availability:  Soft copy only
    Language:  English
    Type:  Brochure
    Size:  241.39 kB
    Published Date:  
    Tags:  land, concession, change, pajudone, community
    Summary:  

    In the past couple of years, problems associated with land and natural resources have been increasing rapidly, especially those problems relating to land and forest use including forest destruction and inappropriate land use practices. This brings about social and environmental impacts within communities, for instance reduced availability of agricultural land, unfair wages for local people, conflicts between local people and companies. It has been observed that the greater the foreign investment in relation to agriculture and forest sectors, the heavier the problems experienced.

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  • Contract Farming in Lao PDR: Cases and Questions
    Contract Farming in Lao PDR: Cases and Questions
    Author:  David Fullbrook
    Producing Organization:  the Laos Extension for Agriculture Project (LEAP)
    Use Rights:  No copyright
    Availability:  Soft copy only
    Language:  English
    Type:  Case Study Document
    Size:  3.46 MB
    Published Date:  
    Tags:  farmers, contract, traders, crops, price, land
    Summary:  

    During the past five years there has been a rapid rise in contract farming in Lao PDR. This report takes a look at what is actually happening in different parts of the country, and poses questions about what can be done to improve the benefits of this type of farming.

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  • Does commercialization of a non-timber forest product reduce ecological impact? A case study of the Critically EndangeredAquilaria crassna in LaoPDR
    Does commercialization of a non-timber forest product reduce ecological impact? A case study of the Critically EndangeredAquilaria crassna in LaoPDR
    Author:  Jensen.A and Meilby.H
    Producing Organization:  University of Copenhagen, Danish Centre for Forest, Landscape & Planning
    Use Rights:  Copyright
    Availability:  Soft copy only
    Language:  English
    Type:  Case study document
    Size:  140.34 kB
    Published Date:  
    Tags:  agarwood, aquilaria crassna, gaharu, non-timber forest product
    Summary:  

    Aquilaria crassna, a tree species on CITES Appendix II and categorized as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List, is the main source of the highly valuable, fragrant and resinous agarwood that is extracted in forests in Southeast Asia, exported to EastAsian andArab countries, and used

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  • Draft final Case Work Guideline 2007 Integrated Spatial Planning for Sustainable Development
    Draft final Case Work Guideline 2007 Integrated Spatial Planning for Sustainable Development
    Author:  Mr. Jensen.P.G and Mr. Singkavongxay.S
    Producing Organization:  Water Resources and Environment Administration
    Use Rights:  No copyright
    Availability:  Soft copy only
    Language:  English
    Type:  Guildeline document
    Size:  777.16 kB
    Published Date:  
    Tags:  case, guideline, integrated, spatial, planning, sustainable, development
    Summary:  

    This “Case Work Guideline for Training in Integrated Spatial Planning for Sustainable Development” has been prepared as part of the comprehensive capacity development project titled Strengthening Environmental Management Phase II, SEM II, undertaken by the Water Resources and Environment Administration, Lao PDR and funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sida.

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  • Final Report Laos Resource Mapping and Farmer Input Market Studies of the Vietnam-Laos Bamboo Frasibility Stud
    Final Report Laos Resource Mapping and Farmer Input Market Studies of the Vietnam-Laos Bamboo Frasibility Stud
    Author:  Boupha.L, Phimmavong.S
    Producing Organization:  Oxfam Hongkong
    Use Rights:  No copyright
    Availability:  soft copy only
    Language:  English
    Type:  Research Document
    Size:  2.1 MB
    Published Date:  
    Tags:  resource, mapping, farmer, input, market, bamboo, frasibility
    Summary:  

    This study is the first attempt to provide background information on the bamboo sector in Laos in general, and in Houaphan and Xiengkhouang Province in particular. Furthermore we try to analyse the socio-demographic profile of the host communities in the study area as well as analyze different income sector including bamboo sector of farm household in the study area.

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  • Handbook on Agro-ecosystems Analysis and Agro-ecological Zoning A tool for district landuse planning
    Handbook on Agro-ecosystems Analysis and Agro-ecological Zoning A tool for district landuse planning
    Author:  NAFRI
    Producing Organization:  NAFRI
    Use Rights:  Copyright
    Availability:  Soft copy only
    Language:  English
    Type:  Handbook
    Size:  7.61 MB
    Published Date:  
    Tags:  agro-ecosystems, analysis, agro-ecological, zoning, tool, district, landuse, planning
    Summary:  

    The agriculture sector in Lao PDR is under going rapid transformation from subsistence to commercialization. This is in line with the 6th Five Year Plan of the Government of Lao PDR which emphasizes the commercialization of agriculture. In order to assist with this, planners at various levels will need better tools to recognize research and development issues and opportunities within different agro-ecosystems.

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  • Integrating Wetland Ecosystem Values into Urban Planning: The Case of That Luang Marsh, Vientiane, Lao PDR
    Integrating Wetland Ecosystem Values into Urban Planning: The Case of That Luang Marsh, Vientiane, Lao PDR
    Author:  Pauline Gerrard
    Producing Organization:  STEO Vientiane Municipality
    Use Rights:  No copyright
    Availability:  Soft copy only
    Language:  English
    Type:  Case Study Document
    Size:  862.7 kB
    Published Date:  
    Tags:  marsh, households, wetland, villages, services, areas
    Summary:  

    Despite well established assessment methods for valuing freshwater wetland goods and services, relatively little work has been carried out on developing and applying economic assessment techniques to identify concrete measures for the sustainable management of urban wetland systems.

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  • Land and Forest Allocation in Lao People’s Democratic Republic: Comparison of Case Studies from Community-Based Natural Resource Management Research
    Land and Forest Allocation in Lao People’s Democratic Republic: Comparison of Case Studies from Community-Based Natural Resource Management Research
    Author:  Fujita.Y and Phanvilay.K
    Producing Organization:  Society and Natural Resources
    Use Rights:  Copyright
    Availability:  Soft copy only
    Language:  English
    Type:  Article document
    Size:  290.54 kB
    Published Date:  
    Tags:  customary resource use practice, decentralized forest management, land and forest allocation, resource tenure
    Summary:  

    This article reviews a landmark policy on resource management in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR). The Land and Forest Allocation Policy was introduced in the early 1990s as a means of legitimately recognizing the customary rights of local communities to use and manage land and forest resources. We examine the policy from the viewpoint of decentralized resource management and, through three case studies conducted by the National University of Laos, how it works in practice. The studies were conducted in Vientiane, central Lao PDR, and indicate gaps
    between the expected goals of land reform and actual practice. The study also shows the varying impacts of the allocation policy on local resource use and household livelihoods in different villages.

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  • Low-Cost Technologies Towards Achieving the Millennium Development Goals: The Case of Rainwater Harvesting
    Low-Cost Technologies Towards Achieving the Millennium Development Goals: The Case of Rainwater Harvesting
    Author:  Lehmann.C etc all
    Producing Organization:  Bureau for Development Policy, United Nations Development Programme and the Government of Brazil
    Use Rights:  No copyright
    Availability:  Soft copy only
    Language:  English
    Type:  Case study document
    Size:  160.89 kB
    Published Date:  
    Tags:  low-cost, technologies, towards, achieving, development, case
    Summary:  

    Achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) remains a daunting challenge for many countries in the face of small state budgets and limited donor support. This Policy Research Brief highlights the contribution of a low-cost water supply strategy to a number of MDGs. It also discusses innovative financing schemes to scale up the implementation of such strategies.

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  • Mekong Region Water Resources Decision-makingNational Policy and Legal Frameworks vis-à-vis World Commission on Dams Strategic Priorities
    Mekong Region Water Resources Decision-makingNational Policy and Legal Frameworks vis-à-vis World Commission on Dams Strategic Priorities
    Author:  Mr.S,Cham; Ms.Yan E; Mr.C,Milattanapheng; Dr.B,Pichyakorn; Mr.D,Thanh An; Ms.P,Minh Loan
    Producing Organization:  Regional Environmental Law Programme
    Use Rights:  Non copyrighted
    Availability:  Softcopy only
    Language:  English
    Type:  Project document
    Size:  3.12 MB
    Published Date:  
    Tags:  dams, world commission, world bank, review
    Summary:  

    Water rights should be clearly recognised in the forthcoming Water Act, thus giving the
    public full access to activities and the decision-making process.

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  • Preliminary Case Studies On an Integrated Approach to Development and Conservation in Southeast Asia
    Preliminary Case Studies On an Integrated Approach to Development and Conservation in Southeast Asia
    Author:  Southeast Asia Integrated Policy Package
    Producing Organization:  Southeast Asia Integrated Policy Package
    Use Rights:  No copyright
    Availability:  soft copy only
    Language:  English
    Type:  Case Study Document
    Size:  2.6 MB
    Published Date:  
    Tags:  preliminary, case, studies, integrated, approach, development, conservation
    Summary:  

    Some of the world’s last remaining intact ecosystems exist in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (Cambodia, People’s Republic of China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam) due largely in part to the slower pace of development in these countries. That trend is shifting; large infrastructure and land use projects are threatening local communities and biodiversity. Now is the time to influence these trends in a way that promotes sustainable, environmentally responsible economic development. The blue moon

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  • Scaling out impacts: A study of three methods for introducing forage technologies to villages in Lao PDR
    Scaling out impacts: A study of three methods for introducing forage technologies to villages in Lao PDR
    Author:  Dr Millar.J and Photakoun.V
    Producing Organization:  Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
    Use Rights:  No copyright
    Availability:  Soft copy only
    Language:  English
    Type:  Case study document
    Size:  675.53 kB
    Published Date:  
    Tags:  scaling, impacts, study, methods, introducing, forage, technologies, villages
    Summary:  

    This report details the results of a study undertaken in 2004 to research the effectiveness of three participatory extension methods for scaling out forage and livestock technologies to new villages. Action research methodology was used to maximise involvement of Lao government staff and build their capacity to facilitate the scaling out process

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  • Study on State Land Leases and Concessions in Lao PDR
    Study on State Land Leases and Concessions in Lao PDR
    Author:  Schumann.G etc all
    Producing Organization:  Lao-German Land Policy Development Project
    Use Rights:  No copyright
    Availability:  Hard Copy at LINK Resource Centre
    Language:  English
    Type:  Research Document
    Size:  653.99 kB
    Published Date:  
    Tags:  state, land, leases, concessions
    Summary:  

    In recent years, Lao PDR has experienced an increased demand for its main national resource, the country’s land. Vast areas of agricultural and forest land, rich in natural resources, give Lao PDR a special position compared to its neighbours. Investment in hydropower projects, mainly because of Nam Theun II, rose from US$ 5.5 million in 2004
    to US$ 1,065 million in 2005, while mining, agriculture, and forestry investments peaked in 2004 accounting for US$ 312 million, decreasing to US$ 76 million in 2005.

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  • Study on Urban Land Management and Planning in Lao PDR
    Study on Urban Land Management and Planning in Lao PDR
    Author:  Mr. Rabé.P etc all
    Producing Organization:  Lao-German Land Policy Development Project
    Use Rights:  No copyright
    Availability:  Hard Copy at LINK Resource Centre
    Language:  English
    Type:  Research Document
    Size:  1.3 MB
    Published Date:  
    Tags:  urban, land, management, planning
    Summary:  

    Urbanization in Lao PDR is increasing, albeit from a traditionally low base. Towns and cities are becoming the engines of future growth, as in other countries in the region. As these trends continue, urban planning and land management policies will become ever more important mechanisms to guide development and help protect communities, the
    environment and cultural resources.

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