Project final report

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

Date released
01 May 2019
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Professor Rod Keenan


This project aimed 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 developed policy and institutional options for plantation development, and created a policy learning network that could build capacity in plantation sector policy analysis, development and implementation.

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