Forest cover and land-use changes in Lao PDR according to the National Forest Reconnaissance Survey

It is planned to assess forest cover and land use from 2002 to 2012, which will reveal the current change of land use throughout the country. But it can be assumed that the area of dry dipterocarp forest will have been reduced due to the active conversion of this land category into commercial tree plantations (eucalyptus, acacia, rubber, etc.) and agricultural crop production (sugar cane, cassava, etc.), which is attributable to liberalized economic investment. Currently there is no project for land degradation assessment in drylands in Lao PDR, but it is urgently needed.

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Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
Topics
  • Forests and forestry
  • Land
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
Copyright Yes
Version / Edition 1
License Creative Commons Attribution
Author (individual) Vongdeuane Vongsiharath
Publisher Department of Land Planning and DevelopmentNational Land Management Authority, Lao PDR
Publication date 2011
Pagination 43
Date uploaded April 8, 2019, 03:48 (UTC)
Date modified December 4, 2019, 09:15 (UTC)