Project final report
Advancing enhanced wood manufacturing industries in Laos and Australia - Final Report
This project aimed to support the development of innovative wood processing industries to enhance markets for planted timber resources within Lao PDR and Australia.
ACIAR invested in Lao PDR's plantation and wood products sector in 2005, with the third project, FST/2016/151 – Advancing enhanced wood manufacturing industries in Laos and Australia (VALTIP3), building on the results.
The VALTIP3 project conducted research on plantation-wood value chains, mapping plantations, exploring actors like traders and women, developing innovative wood products, and implementing processing technologies. It also assessed policy, regulatory, and strategic settings in these areas.
The projects built local capacity to meet the demand of plantation-wood processing companies in Laos for NUoL FFS graduates and government stakeholders seeking VALTIP3 team members' knowledge for policy changes.