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 re-search and development issues and opportunities within different agro-ecosystems.
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Library ResourceManuals & GuidelinesDecember, 2006
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2006
Farmers in northern Laos have been experiencing a rapid transformation from subsistence agricultural production to intensive cash crop cultivation over the last decade. The current research examines land-use change patterns and the driving forces behind farmer’s decisions regarding changing land use and selecting crops, particularly in areas along the new North-South Economic Corridor that passes through Luang Namtha and Bokeo provinces in northwestern Laos.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2006Thailand
This article reviews land tenure Systems and land tenure data in Thailand in order to illustrate the importance of such information for policy-making. The article also discusses the status of existing databases and constraints both in the process of collection and the quality of the data, which may limit the value of the information. It draws attention to the various areas of social conflicts that can be traced to the segmented approach to land administration in Thailand.
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