Technical report

Towards improving profitability of teak in integrated smallholder farming systems in northern Laos

Date released
16 May 2007
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S Midgley, M Blyth, K Mounlamai, D Midgley and A Brown



Occurring naturally in Laos, teak is one of the world's finest timbers. The high sustained demand for teak wood, coupled with significant shortages of supply from natural forests, has stimulated the development of plantations in many tropical countries. This study examined the socioeconomic and technical constraints to the incorporation of teak planting into farming systems in northern Laos.