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Policy Brief
ACIAR Policy Brief
Groundwater can provide irrigation for rural communities where surface water is absent or unreliable. Technical, institutional and capacity limits have prevented rural communities from using groundwater for irrigation, and researchers have not demonstrated how to extract and use groundwater effectively for agriculture. A recent Australian-funded...
Commissioned Report
Lao PDR has a long way to go in addressing the drought risks substantially. Some of the issues needing immediate attention are as follows: 1. There is a need for promoting research, technical and practice-oriented, to understand the drought characteristics and addressing the drought risks at all level. 2. Prepare drought risk and vulnerability maps...
Discussion Paper
The objective of this report is to facilitate local governments in decision making and implementation of urban organic waste utilization projects that can contribute to sustainable solid waste management and national agendas on food, energy, and climate change. This report provides an overview municipal solid waste management in Lao PDR. In the...
Discussion Paper
Recent years have witnessed a growing interest in bringing more carbon finance to Least Developing Countries (LDCs) from the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). This paper draws upon stakeholder interviews and case studies of biogas projects in Cambodia and Nepal to recommend pragmatic steps for increasing CDM projects in Asia’s...