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  • Local Initiatives to Link Farmers to Markets in Upland Laos August 2006
    Local Initiatives to Link Farmers to Markets in Upland Laos  August 2006
    Author:  Joost.F, Phommasane.S
    Producing Organization:  SNV
    Use Rights:  no copyright
    Availability:  Only soft copy available
    Language:  English
    Type:  Report Document
    Size:  909.14 kB
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    Tags:  markets in upland laos, upland communities, adding value to agricultural and forest products, link farmers, networking market.
    Summary:  

    Adding value to agricultural and forest products remains difficult: replacing products that are depleted in the wild with plantations takes time often requiring a considerable initial

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  • Marketing and Domestication of NTFPs in North Phonsali Three Districts July 2005
    Marketing and Domestication of NTFPs in North Phonsali Three Districts   July 2005
    Author:  Mr. Seng Hkum N Hkum,Mr. Maodee
    Producing Organization:  North Phongsaly Alternative Development Project
    Use Rights:  no copyright
    Availability:  Only soft copy available
    Language:  English
    Type:  Workshop Document
    Size:  730.7 kB
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    Tags:  opium production, non timber forest productions, natural resources, nontimber markets
    Summary:  

    Elimination of opium production, Reduction of drug abuse through alternative development, demand reduction and law enforcement
    ,Integration of the target areas into the mainstream national economy.

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  • MEKONG MANAGEMENT AT A WATERSHED - IWRM IN THE GLOBAL CRISIS? 29 September – 1 October 2008, Gothenburg University, Sweden
    MEKONG MANAGEMENT AT A WATERSHED - IWRM IN THE GLOBAL CRISIS? 29 September – 1 October 2008, Gothenburg University, Sweden
    Author:  Ms. Thanh.P , Mr. Lennaerts.T
    Producing Organization:  Gothenburg University, Sweden
    Use Rights:  no copyright
    Availability:  Only soft copy available
    Language:  English
    Type:  Report Document
    Size:  652.06 kB
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    Tags:  iwrm, mekong river commission, joint basin development planning, integrated assessment
    Summary:  

    This paper discusses how the Mekong River Commission (MRC), as an inter-governmental river basin organization of the four Lower Mekong Basin countries

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  • Mitigation of GHG: Rubber based agro-forestry system for sustainable development and poverty reduction in Pakkading, Bolikhamsay Province, Lao PDR
    Mitigation of GHG: Rubber based agro-forestry system for sustainable development and poverty reduction in Pakkading, Bolikhamsay Province, Lao PDR
    Author:  Lao Thai Hua Rubber Company Limited
    Producing Organization:  Lao Thai Hua Rubber Company Limited
    Use Rights:  no copyright
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    Language:  English
    Type:  Executive Summary
    Size:  59.85 kB
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    Tags:  mitigating greenhouse gases, agro-forestry system, poverty reduction
    Summary:  

    Mitigating Greenhouse Gases (GHG ) and reducing poverty in relation to an environment that enables active

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  • Montane Paddy Rice: Development and Effects on Food Security and Livelihood Activities of Highland Lao Farmers February 2007
    Montane Paddy Rice: Development and Effects on Food Security and Livelihood Activities of Highland Lao Farmers February 2007
    Author:  Bruce.L, Karin.T, Sushil.P, etc all
    Producing Organization:  Mountain Research and Development
    Use Rights:  no copyright
    Availability:  Only soft copy available
    Language:  English
    Type:  Research Document
    Size:  629.89 kB
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    Tags:  shifting cultivation; upland rice; montane paddy; lowland rice; food security; land use policy;laos.
    Summary:  

    The focus of this study is on the smaller areas (<1 to 10 ha) that are being developed by farmers into paddy land. The objectives of the study were to understand 1) why farmers are developing montane paddy, 2)

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  • Navigating the Way through the Market A First Assessment of Contract Farming in Luang Namtha April 2008
    Navigating the Way through the Market A First Assessment of Contract Farming in Luang Namtha April 2008
    Author:  Antonella.D
    Producing Organization:  GTZ
    Use Rights:  no copyright
    Availability:  Only soft copy available
    Language:  English
    Type:  Research Document
    Size:  1.83 MB
    Published Date:  
    Tags:  contract farming, market system, mechanics of contract farming, contract typology, watermelon market chain
    Summary:  

    Aims at evening up the responsibilities and benefits between stakeholders, whereby the farmers contribute land and labor

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  • Nutrient Managrment in Rainfed Lowland Rice in the Lao PDR 2001
    Nutrient Managrment in Rainfed Lowland Rice in the Lao PDR 2001
    Author:  Bruce.L, Sengxua.P
    Producing Organization:  IRRI,NAFRI
    Use Rights:  Copyright
    Availability:  Only soft copy available
    Language:  English
    Type:  Research Document
    Size:  334.78 kB
    Published Date:  
    Tags:  nutrient management, rainfed lowland rice, laos, lowland irrigated rice system, nutrient budgets
    Summary:  

    This book reviews this research and is a resource for those working with lowland rice farmers in research, extension,and development.

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  • Policy Brief #2: Rural Land Management and Land Administration August 28, 2008
    Policy Brief #2: Rural Land Management and Land Administration August 28, 2008
    Author:  The Sub-Working Group on Uplands Development
    Producing Organization:  Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
    Use Rights:  no copyright
    Availability:  Only soft copy available
    Language:  English
    Type:  Policy Document
    Size:  263.11 kB
    Published Date:  
    Tags:  pilicy, policy on land rural land management, land asministration, agricultural land concession
    Summary:  

    This policy brief has been prepared for the Sub-working group on Uplands Development, to contribute to an understanding of the main land issues,

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  • Position Paper on tree Plantation Sector Development in Lao PDR October 2006
    Position Paper on tree Plantation Sector Development in Lao PDR October 2006
    Author:  Midgley.S
    Producing Organization:  Forestry Strategy 2020 Implementation promotion Project, Department of Forestry
    Use Rights:  no copyright
    Availability:  Only soft copy available
    Language:  English
    Type:  Research Document
    Size:  1 MB
    Published Date:  
    Tags:  tree plantation, laos, tree paper, wood, wood products, tree plantation sector in lao pdr
    Summary:  

    Demands for paper products corretate closely with economic growth and the strongly growing economies odf India,China and south east asia are having a strong influence of global

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  • Resettlement Impacts of Nam Ngum 2 Hydro-powe
    Resettlement Impacts of Nam Ngum 2 Hydro-powe
    Author:  Sengkham.S
    Producing Organization:  Project on Community Culture
    Use Rights:  no copyright
    Availability:  Only soft copy available
    Language:  English
    Type:  Repport Document
    Size:  502.53 kB
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    Tags:  the resettlement of people, resettlement plans, elocation, eesettlement impacts, nam ngum 2 hydro-power
    Summary:  

    The resettlement of people for Nam Ngum 2, a 615-megawatt hydroelectric dam planned for construction in central Lao PDR, is fraught with problems. Local officials

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  • Rice Contract Farming in Lao PDR: Moving from Subsistence to Commercial Agriculture February 2008
    Rice Contract Farming in Lao PDR: Moving from Subsistence to Commercial Agriculture February 2008
    Author:   Setboonsarng .S, Leung.P,Stefan.A
    Producing Organization:  ADB institute
    Use Rights:  © 2008 Asian Development Bank Institute
    Availability:  Only soft copy available
    Language:  English
    Type:  Research Document
    Size:  127.34 kB
    Published Date:  
    Tags:  rice contract farming, mommercial agriculture, market facilitation for the rural poor, contract farming and organics, contract farming in the lao pdr
    Summary:  

    The first section of the paper examines the agricultural production and marketing system and provides an overview of contract farming in the Lao PDR. The second section describes the survey data and summarizes the household characteristics of the sampled farms.

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  • Roots od success: cultivating viable community forestry May 2009
    Roots od success: cultivating viable community forestry  May 2009
    Author:  iied
    Producing Organization:  iied
    Use Rights:  no copyright
    Availability:  Only soft copy available
    Language:  English
    Type:  Report Document
    Size:  391.9 kB
    Published Date:  
    Tags:  community forestry, community forest business, forests resources, community management
    Summary:  

    The evidence shows that locally controlled enterprises can be economically viable and often build on stronger social and environmental foundations than the big private sector players.

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  • Rubber institutions in Ban Hat Nyao: Managing trees, markets and producers
    Rubber institutions in Ban Hat Nyao: Managing trees, markets and producers
    Author:  Chanthavong.N, Xayleuxong.K, Chitpanya.S,etc all
    Producing Organization:  Upland Research and Capacity development programme
    Use Rights:  no copyright
    Availability:  Only soft copy available
    Language:  English
    Type:  Report Document
    Size:  537.05 kB
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    Tags:  rubber tree, managing tree, rubber production, rubber institutions, rubber sector, rubber producers
    Summary:  

    The study tried to understand how the village’s underlying social structure and relations influenced the rubber institutions, how the various actors make decisions and solve problems, and what issues they might face in the future.

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  • RUBBER PRODUCTION IN NORTHERN LAOS: GEOGRAPHIES OF GROWTH AND CONTRACTUAL DIVERSITY June 2009
    RUBBER PRODUCTION IN NORTHERN LAOS: GEOGRAPHIES OF GROWTH AND CONTRACTUAL DIVERSITY June 2009
    Author:  Miles Kenney-Lazar
    Producing Organization:  Miles Kenney-Lazar
    Use Rights:  Copyright
    Availability:  Only soft copy available
    Language:  English
    Type:  Report Document
    Size:  1.15 MB
    Published Date:  
    Tags:  rubber production, north laos, rubber tree, rubber farming, rubber plantations, rubber industry
    Summary:  

    This report examines how this has happened using both a secondary literature review and firsthand fieldwork data.

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  • SCOPING AND PLANNING OF THE ASSESSMENT OF BASIN-WIDE DEVELOPMENT SCENARIOS SCOPING AND PLANNING OF THE ASSESSMENT OF BASIN-WIDE DEVELOPMENT SCENARIOS March 23, 2009
    SCOPING AND PLANNING OF THE ASSESSMENT OF BASIN-WIDE DEVELOPMENT SCENARIOS           SCOPING AND PLANNING OF THE ASSESSMENT OF BASIN-WIDE DEVELOPMENT SCENARIOS March 23, 2009
    Author:  MRC
    Producing Organization:  MRC
    Use Rights:  no copyright
    Availability:  Only soft copy available
    Language:  English
    Type:  Report Document
    Size:  1.04 MB
    Published Date:  
    Tags:  environmental, social impact assessment, water resources development scenarios, basin development, basin wide development, technical note
    Summary:  

    To describe the agreed approach, scope and work plan for the formulation and assessment of basin-wide development scenarios

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  • Selected NTFPs for development in Phoukoun, Xieng Nguen, Ngoi and Pakxeng districts, Luang Prabang Luang Prabang, 2007
    Selected NTFPs for development in Phoukoun, Xieng Nguen, Ngoi and Pakxeng districts, Luang Prabang  Luang Prabang, 2007
    Author:  Martin.G, Phonnachith.p, etc all
    Producing Organization:  World Vision,SNV
    Use Rights:  no copyright
    Availability:  Only soft copy available
    Language:  English
    Type:  Report Document
    Size:  527.79 kB
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    Tags:  non timber forests products, forests resources, agricultural products, livestock, upland agriculture, forests product.
    Summary:  

    One of World Vision aims is to promote the sustainable development of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) for marketing and management and is seeking to improve the potential income from these products.

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  • Siphandone Wetlands CESVI, 2001.
    Siphandone Wetlands CESVI, 2001.
    Author:  Daconto, G. (Editor)
    Producing Organization:  Environmental Protection and Community Development in Siphandone Wetlands Project
    Use Rights:  copyright
    Availability:  Only soft copy available
    Language:  English
    Type:  Research Document
    Size:  1.63 MB
    Published Date:  
    Tags:  siphandone wetlands, geology, geomorphology and hydrogeology of siphandone
    Summary:  

    This publication is a summary of the results and written reports produced by the Siphandone Wetlands Project.

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  • Stable Forest Cover under Increasing Populations of Swidden Cultivators in Central Laos: the Roles of Intrinsic Culture and Extrinsic Wildlife Trade
    Stable Forest Cover under Increasing Populations of Swidden Cultivators in Central Laos: the Roles of Intrinsic Culture and Extrinsic Wildlife Trade
    Author:  William G. Robichaud , Anthony R. E. Sinclair,etc all
    Producing Organization:  the Resilience Alliance.
    Use Rights:  Copyright © 2009
    Availability:  Only soft copy available
    Language:  English
    Type:  Research Document
    Size:  1.04 MB
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    Tags:  annamite mountains; brou; cuora trifasciata; dalbergia; deforestation
    Summary:  

    In short, the purpose of this research is to attempt to quantitatively confirm or refute a qualitative impression of sustainability of swidden cultivation in NNT NPA.

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  • Stakeholder Participation and Communication Plan for Basin Development Planning in the Lower Mekong Basin July 2009
    Stakeholder Participation and Communication Plan for Basin Development Planning in the Lower Mekong Basin July 2009
    Author:  Mekong River Commission, Basin Development Plan Programme Phase 2 (BDP2)
    Producing Organization:  Mekong River Commission
    Use Rights:   no copyright
    Availability:  Only soft copy available
    Language:  English
    Type:  Research Document
    Size:  2.4 MB
    Published Date:  
    Tags:  stakeholder participation, communication plan, basin development planning in the llower mekong basin
    Summary:  

    Stakeholder participation is an integral part of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), which the Mekong River Commission (MRC) adopted in its Strategic Plan 2006-2010.

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  • Strategic Directions for Integrated Water Resources Management in the Lower Mekong Basin December 2005 (Final)
    Strategic Directions for Integrated Water Resources Management in the Lower Mekong Basin    December 2005 (Final)
    Author:  Mekong River Commission
    Producing Organization:  Mekong River Commission
    Use Rights:  no copyright
    Availability:  Only soft copy available
    Language:  English
    Type:  Strategy Document
    Size:  438.28 kB
    Published Date:  
    Tags:  strategic on water resources mangement, sustainable water resource developmen
    Summary:  

    This document sets out strategic directions for development of water resources in the Lower Mekong Basin

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