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Improving policies for forest plantations to balance smallholder, industry and environmental needs in Lao PDR and Vietnam

This project aims to improve policies for forest plantation industry development in Lao PDR and Vietnam through building better linkages between commercial investment and smallholder production.
Both countries have policies to increase the area of plantations for rural livelihood, industry development and environmental benefits, but need improved policies to connect industry and smallholders, and to help forest plantations contribute to rural livelihoods, alleviate poverty, and achieve environmental objectives.
The project will develop policy and institutional options for plantation development, and create a policy learning network that builds capacity in plantation sector policy analysis, development and implementation.