Land and Forest Tenure in Laos: Baseline Overview 2016 with Options for Community Participation in Forest Management

This review describes seven sets of processes that influence this context, and therefore shape land and forest tenure in contemporary Laos. These include: 1. Macro-scale forest management, 2. Village-scale zoning and land-use planning, 3. Large-scale investment and infrastructure, 4. Individual land titling, 5. Smallholder cash cropping and contract farming, 6. Community-oriented forestry including but not limited to REDD+, and 7. Community-scale land titling and other forms of tenure recognition. In summarizing these, this document seeks to provide a common basis for ongoing policy discussions in the land and forest sectors. Its goal is thus to find a middle ground between overly simplistic descriptions of tenure security, such as those based only on formal status, and the widely held but difficult-to-use acknowledgment that its complicated.

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Field Value
Document type Analysis, discussion papers, and blogs
Language of document
  • English
Topics Land
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
Copyright Yes
Version / Edition 1
License Creative Commons Attribution
Author (individual) Michael Dwyer
Publisher UN-REDD PROGRAMME
Publication date 2017
Pagination 54
Date uploaded April 8, 2019, 06:58 (UTC)
Date modified December 5, 2019, 04:58 (UTC)