Study sites

Five target provinces and eight target districts in Lao Northern Uplands

Project activities are conducted in the 3 northern provinces of Phongsaly, Luang Prabang and Houaphan. Within these 3 provinces, 6 target districts, and 12 intervention villages have been selected to develop and test project landscape approach (see map and table below). In addition, 12 control villages are also monitored to assess project specific impact on village community livelihood and vulnerability to climate change.

 

The village selection process is described here

In addition to these 3 provinces, research activities are also conducted in Sayabouri and Xieng Khouang provinces to document lessons learnt after 10 years of R&D projects on Conservation Agriculture.

These 5 provinces allow to work on a gradient of agricultural intensification and land degradation in Laos

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