Forest policies that devolve forest-use rights to local people have undergone development over the past few years in Laos. As collaboration between local people and forestry officials is seen as indispensable to effective and sustainable local forest management, the objective of this study is to clarify the issues pertinent to the resolution of...
Interview: Why are tropical forests being destroyed?
Makoto Inoue is involved in the search for the reasons. He has lived with local farming communities on the island of Borneo, where the studied the ways in which the tripical forests are being used and listened to the viewpoints of the local people. He talks about what is required now to prevent the extinction of the tropical forests.
Participatory Action Research as a tool for collaboration among local stakeholders and scientists (1): Concept and problems
Laos is a country in transition to a market economy, and specific features concerning the forestry sector there include (1) the development of mechanisms to implement a new legal system governing forestry, and (2) recent actions and trends in efforts to transfer the responsibility of forest management to the local people.
The promotion of...
Guidelines for Lao P.D.R.
This book is a compilation of the results of strategic policy research carried out by the Forest Conservation Project of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), between 1998 and 2002. The project's main purpose is to shed light on measures to conserve biodiversity and use forests sustainably, particularly in the Asia-Pacific...
Participatory Action Research as a Tool for Collaboration among Local Stakeholders and Scientists (3): Lessons from Laos