RECOFTC in Lao PDR
RECOFTC is working with the government and other local partners to explore how different forest product value chains can be enhanced to benefit local communities and how more secure tenure arrangements to support this can be established. Additionally, as with many other RECOFTC focal countries, Lao PDR is exploring the possibilities of supporting sustainable forest management through REDD+, and as in Indonesia, RECOFTC is supporting capacity development regarding REDD+ at the grassroots level. RECOFTC aims to build on ongoing work to support the implementation of new policies and legislation and develop capacities for the forests of Lao PDR to meet multiple socio-economic and environmental objectives for the benefit of local people as demanded by the National Forestry Strategy 2020.
For the latest updates, please visit www.recoftc.org/country/lao-pdr.