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Forest fire- Great threat for bio-diversity conservation

Not only does a fire create big losses in biodiversity, but also contributes to air pollution within both Lao PDR and trans-boundaries in nature as well. As of 2 April 2021 in Luang Prabang Province,…  


Planting the seed of environmental awareness

“Today I will plant my first tree.” It’s early morning, but Boui is already excited, fidgeting in his chair. He proudly holds up a drawing, showing his friends and family planting seedlings. “I drew…  


Pumping in new life: Wetlands and their role for climate change adaptation in Lao PDR

“Hey, man! Get down here with the key, we want to show our guests how the pump works”, Bounyong mouths into his phone. The Village Head of Hang Heng Village in Saravane Province of southern Lao PDR…  


Provincial Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (2012-2020)

The Strategy for 2020 consists of five sub-strategies supported by a number of technical programmes: (1) Protect the diverse and economically important ecosystems including the species and genetic…  


Lao PDR National Agro- Biodiversity Programme and Action Plan II (2015-2025)

The Lao PDR National Agro- Biodiversity Programme and Action Plan II (NABP II) identifies six generic farming (eco) systems in Lao PDR, each with its own unique agro-biodiversity characteristics. The…  


'Matsutake' - Het Wai Value Chain Analysis

This analysis introduces the main actors in the value chain of the Matsutake mushroom or Het Wai in Lao language which are villagers, middlemen/traders and merchants/traders at the Provincial market.…  


Aquatic Organisms utilized by Farmers in Rice-based Econsystems

The survey underscored that the upland rural population in Laos makes good use of a the large number of aquatic animal and plants species supporting their livelihood in terms of diverse nutrition,…  


Managing investment through a poverty and environment lens

Lao PDR’s management of foreign investments in extractive industries has improved since 2009, helping to ensure benefits are spread to communities and decrease environmental impacts.  


Oyster mushrooms draw smiles on Phonexay District farmers' faces

Ms. Vieng, 32, can now proudly say that she is a mushroom farmer of Luang Prabang Province. A smile appears on her face when showing an oyster mushroom fruiting body from a bag she learned to prepare…  

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