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Community forestry adaptation roadmap to 2020 for Lao PDR

Community-based forest management in Lao PDR lacks strong legal standing. However, the legal revision process currently underway promises increased rights for communities over local forest areas. As forest laws are being reformed, various community forest-based adaptation projects have been implemented, including projects from Mekong Asia-Pacific Community-Based Adaptation, and Norwegian Church Aid. In addition, the For Info project has piloted market-based forest adaptive management technologies to benefit smallholder farmers. While Lao PDR’s National Adaptation Program of Action to Climate Change (NAPA) has proposed projects to support village forestry, funding has yet to come through for implementing these proposals.

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Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Adaptation
  • Climate change
  • Community forest
  • Forest policy and administration
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
  • Bokeo
  • Bolikhamxay
  • Champasak
  • Khammouane
Copyright Yes
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The Center for People and Forests August 2014 Bangkok, Thailand All photos courtesy of RECOFTC Reproduction of this publication for educational or other non-commercial purposes is authorized without prior written permission from the copyright holders provided the source is fully acknowledged. Reproduction of this publication for resale or other commercial purposes is prohibited without written permission of the copyright holder. The views expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of RECOFTC

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Department of Forestry That dam Campus, Chanthabury District Vientiane, Lao PDR Country Director: Mr Bounyadeth Phouangmala Tel/Fax: 856-21 219512 Email:

Author (individual) im Stephenson, Kyle Lemle and Summer Montacut
Author (corporate) RECOFTC Lao PDR
Publication place Lao PDR
Publisher RECOFTC Lao PDR
Publication date 2014
Pagination 40
Date uploaded May 16, 2018, 15:45 (UTC)
Date modified October 12, 2018, 08:01 (UTC)