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The role of agroforestry in swidden transitions: a case study in the context of customary land tenure in Central Lao PDR

Van Der Meer Simo, Alexander; Kanowski, Peter; Barney, Keith


Agroforestry has been promoted as a promising model of rural development in Lao PDR (Laos), where much upland land use is in transition. Relatively little is known about the contributions of agroforestry systems to Lao farmers� livelihoods, how these systems compare to alternatives, or the extent to which they might contribute to the national policy objective of replacing swidden agriculture. The consequences of customary land tenure for such transitions in Laos are also poorly understood. We...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Agroforestry Systems
DOI: .1007/s10457-020-00515-4


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