Soil and Land Management

Embedding knowledge and exploring future research opportunities in sloping land agricultural systems in northern Laos and northwest Vietnam

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Project code
SLAM/2021/152
Budget
AUD 187,000
Research program manager
Dr James Quilty
Project leader
Professor Michael Bell, University of Queensland
Duration:
DEC 2021
2022
AUG 2022
Project status
Legally committed/Active
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Overview

This project aims to develop a Theory of Change (ToC) for economically and environmentally sustainable and climate change resilient sloping land agricultural systems in northern Laos and northwest Vietnam with stakeholders that represent the agricultures chains, research, extension and development in the region.

The project will explore pathways to utilise the expertise of Vietnamese researchers, extension staff and private sector actors involved in diversified production and trade systems based on maize and cassava with associated legume crops, horticultural and perennial tree crops and livestock in Son La province to improve the still-underdeveloped production and trade systems based on maize monocropping in northern Laos.

Project outcomes

  • Embedding knowledge in the research and local government institutions and along the supply chains.
  • Engaging with stakeholders on economically and environmentally sustainable and climate change resilient sloping land agricultural systems, to identify pathways and partners in future research.
  • Co-developing a ToC for economically and environmentally sustainable and climate change resilient sloping land agricultural systems in northern Laos and northwest Vietnam.
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