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Reports & Research
December 2018
Global
Laos

WEBSITE INTRODUCTION: This report presents a synthesis of the main findings from case studies carried out in six countries in Africa (Ghana, Sierra Leone, United Republic of Tanzania and Zambia) and Asia (Laos and Philippines). The findings were disseminated and discussed in multistakeholder initiatives at regional and country level.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2018
Laos

Agricultural large-scale land acquisition (LSLA) is a process that is currently not captured by land change models. We present a novel land change modeling approach that includes processes governing LSLAs and simulates their interactions with other land systems.

Reports & Research
December 2018
Laos

ABSTRACTED FROM EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: More than ten years after its original formulation, the Lao government is now questioning the effectiveness of the “Turning Land into Capital” (kan han thi din pen theun) policy in generating economic value from the commercialization of land, facilitating local economic development, and reducing state spending on infrastructure.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2018
Laos

Increasing global demand for natural rubber began in the mid-2000s and led to large-scale expansion of plantations in Laos until rubber latex prices declined greatly beginning in 2011. The expansion of rubber did not, however, occur uniformly across the country.

Institutional & promotional materials
December 2018
Laos

FAO’s current cooperation with the Lao People’s Democratic Republic focuses on fostering agricultural<p></p>production and rural development, improving food security and nutrition, protecting and enhancing<p></p>forests and other ecosystems and improving the capacity to respond to food and agricultural threats<p></p>and emergencies.

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2018
Laos
Bangladesh
Vietnam
China
Myanmar
Cambodia
India
Thailand

The residents of the Ganges and Mekong River deltas face serious challenges from rising sea levels, saltwater intrusion, pollution from upstream sources, growing populations, and infrastructure that no longer works as planned.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2018
Laos

The government of (post)socialist Laos has conceded more than 1 million hectares of land—5 percent of the national territory—to resource investors, threatening rural community access to customary lands and forests. However, investors have not been able to use all of the land granted to them, and their projects have generated geographically uneven dispossession due to local resistance.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2018
Cambodia
Laos
Myanmar
Thailand
Vietnam

The Mekong region – Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam – is in the midst of profound social and environmental change. Despite rapid urbanization, the region remains predominantly rural. More than 60 per cent of its population live in rural areas, and the vast majority of these people are engaged in agriculture.

Institutional & promotional materials
November 2018
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El 11 de mayo de 2017 se celebró el quinto aniversario de la aprobación de las Directrices voluntarias sobre la gobernanza responsable de la tenencia de la tierra, la pesca y los bosques en el contexto de la seguridad alimentaria nacional (en adelante, Directrices voluntarias) por el Comité de Seguridad Alimentaria Mundial (CSA).Las Directrices voluntarias ya no son unas simples palabras en un

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