ForInfo Factsheet: Teak Smallholder Plantations

November 2013

ForInfo: Lao PDR

In Bokeo, ForInfo focuses on using the inherent economic incentives in teak cultivation to contribute to sound livelihood systems for the communities, based on sustainable forest management principles.

ForInfo is in the process of promoting a range of improvements to maximize benefits from teak plantation management by supporting smallholder plantation certification and linking them with micro-finance schemes. Findings of the TFT-supported Luang Prabang Teak program (LPTP) provide the basis for the intervention in Bokeo. The Forest Trust (TFT) in cooperation with Provincial Agriculture and Forestry Office (PAFO) in Luang Prabang, have proven that the plantation management certificates have helped smallholders to have clearer tenure rights and allowed them to cultivate teak on designated plots for up to 30 years.


Download the Lao version below.

Lao Teak Factsheet_367.pdf2.78 MB