Natural Resources & Biodiversity

WHY to work on Natural Resources and Biodiversity in Laos ? In the Lao Uplands, rural communities from ethnic minorities, historically rely on both farming productions and natural resources for their livelihood. Hunting and gathering Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFP) remain core activities, for both income generation and as a copping strategy in case of food […]

Community based natural resources management plans

The land use practices of target upland areas are still driven by food security reasons. But today, their integration into the market economy is definitely the main driver of the land use changes. The booming of commercial mono-crops such as banana, rubber, cassava, sugarcane or maize production is also re-shaping rapidly the upland landscapes and […]