Participatory Land and Forest Management Project for Reducing Deforestation in Lao P.D.R.
January, 2010. Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Lao P.D.R. & Japan International Cooperation Agency. Project Document. 30 pages
From 2004 to 2009, the Government of Lao PDR (GOL) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) jointly implemented the Forest Management and Community Support (FORCOM) project, which developed Community Support Programme Tool (CSPT) as a tool for providing alternative livelihoods in order to stabilize shifting cultivation and promote sustainable land and forest use in nine districts of six northern provinces of Laos.
PAREDD attempts to further consolidate CSPT in terms of 1) its consolidation to align with mainstream upland development initiatives and 2) its improvement as a tool to be used under the system for reducing deforestation. Target areas include PAREDD sites in Luang Prabang Province and FORCOM villages in 6 provinces.
“The system of reducing deforestation”, as described in the project purpose, is defined here as an approach to mitigate deforestation and forest degradation at village and village cluster levels in the northern Laos. The system of reducing deforestation consists of the following:
- Land and Forest Use Planning at Village and Village Cluster Levels
- Activities for Reducing Deforestation
- Land/Forest Cover, Land Use and Forest Carbon Stock Monitoring at Village and Village Cluster Levels
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