Conservation and poverty alleviation through scalable agro-biodiversity practice in Laos
Dr Sean McNamara
WCS - Wildlife Conservation Society
Host Country Institutions:
VFI Village Focus International, PAFO Provincial Agriculture and Forestry Office Nam Et Phou Louey Management
This project will deliver sustainable climate-smart forest resource use through promoting scalable agro-biodiversity practices that are successfully adopted by local communities bordering Laos’ second largest and most biodiverse protected area, Nam Et Phou Louey National Protected Area; leading to greater biodiversity protection, reduced deforestation and improved welfare of vulnerable communities.
Reduced deforestation and improved conservation practice through implementation of scalable agro-biodiversity practice in village forestland and agricultural land that protects biodiversity while improving incomes and welfare for forest-dependent populations.