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.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2006
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2007
This report documents the contemporary ecological, social and economic transformations occurring in one village in Lao PDR’s central Khammouane province under multiple sources of development-induced displacement. Rural development policy in Laos is focused on promoting rapid rural modernisation, to be achieved through foreign direct investments in two key resource sectors: hydropower and plantations. Laos’ land reformprogram is also a key component of the changes underway in the countryside, as swidden (or shifting) upland cultivation is targeted for stabilisation and elimination.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2007
This study analyzes the institutional landscape, processes and track record of urban planning and land management in Lao PDR, and makes recommendations to improve future planning and land management policies in the urban sector.
Library ResourceManuals & GuidelinesDecember, 2006
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.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2016Cambodia, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
The work of the Mekong Partnership for the Environment, and the work of
PACT, has been devoted to the role of EIA in achieving sustainable
development. Through the work of PACT and many other practitioners and
communities, the profile of EIA has been raised. Many discussions are occurring
to improve the standard and value of EIA. In particular, the development of
Regional Guidelines on Public Participation and the drafting of national
guidelines on Public Participation in EIA for both Cambodia and Myanmar are all
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2012
The Province of Huaphan is implementing Land Use Planning (LUP) as a way to achieve national development goals such as reduction of rural poverty, investment in land and reduction of competition over land. This report covers the process of land use planning; the results of consultations with villagers and district and provincial officials; and the next steps to implement land use planning in Huaphan Province.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2016Cambodia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam
A comparative study of land rights systems in Southeast Asia and the potential of national and international legal frameworks and guidelines.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 2017Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam
The Mekong Region Land Governance (MRLG) project and the Forestry Department of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC) co-hosted the “Mekong Region Customary Tenure Workshop” on 7-9 March 2017 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. This report outlines the main findings of the workshop, illustrated by some statements and case studies as presented by participants.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2017
For the past decade, GIZ has supported participatory land use planning, land registration and land titling as a vehicle for sustainable rural development in Lao PDR. Following a number of predecessor programmes, the current Land Program (including Land Management and Decentralized Planning (LMDP) and Enhanced Land Tenure Security (ELTeS) projects) is active in the provinces of Luang Namtha, Sayabouri, Huaphan and Khammouane. This impact study focussed on some of the intermediary and longer-term changes that GIZ’s work in the land sector has been aiming to bring about in Laos.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2015Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
East–Southeast Asia is currently one of the fastest urbanizing regions in the world, with countries such as China climbing from 20 to 50% urbanized in just a few decades. By 2050, these countries are projected to add 1 billion people, with 90% of that growth occurring in cities.
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