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Cover for Lao tourism and poverty alleviation: community-based tourism and the private sector [co-authored with <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Stephen schipani</i>].

Many less developed countries, supported by international organizations and aid agencies, continue to promote tourism as a tool for development and poverty alleviation. This chapter focuses on one country, the Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR), where such policies are prominent, to examine how ...

Author(s)
Harrison, D.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245899)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The importance of local production to foster the uptake of augmentative biological control in developing countries.

Author(s)
Zhang, F.; Bai, S. X.; Tai, H. K.; Myint YeeYee; Htain NiNi; Soudmaly, B.; Zheng, L.; Wang, Z. Y.; Wittenwiler, U.; Grossrieder, M.; Kuhlmann, U.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Trends in shifting cultivation policy: four decades of efforts to intensify land use in the shifting cultivation tracts of mainland Southeast Asia.

This chapter is an account of the author's experience of traditional swidden cultivation in Montane Mainland Southeast Asia from the 1970s on, and of government policies relating to it, including attempts on the author's part to influence these. In the conclusion, the author contemplates the future ...

Author(s)
Oughton, G.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391797)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Lao swidden farmers: from self-initiated mobility to permanent-settlement trends imposed by policy, 1830 to 2000.

This chapter aims to achieve a better understanding of the process of evolution faced by, or undertaken by, Lao swidden communities during the period from 1830 to 2000, which led them from mobility to a condition now known as 'sedentarization', or more permanent forms of settlement. Studies...

Author(s)
Chazée, L.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391797)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The growing voice of the state in the fallows of Laos.

This chapter focuses on the Lao State's aversion for shifting cultivation, examining the situation in the villages of the Phunoy people in Phongsaly province. The condemnatory discourse of the State is based on a trinity: (1) progress; (2) economic development, and (3) environmental protection. The ...

Author(s)
Ducourtieux, O.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391797)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Evolving swidden farming patterns in the Lao PDR: when policy reverses historically mobile ways of life to impose permanently settled livelihoods.

This chapter describes how swidden farmers in Laos bore the brunt of the implementation of a rural-development model that aimed to stabilize agriculture by grouping and permanently resettling itinerant farmers. The chapter discusses: (i) the rural development policies and programmes from 1975 to...

Author(s)
Chazée, L.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391797)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Opium and shifting cultivation in Laos: state discourses and policies.

The government of Lao PDR recently adopted a hard-line policy towards opium poppy cultivation by upland minorities in the country's northern provinces, with measures including rapid crop eradication and reduction of demand. This prohibitionist policy is linked to a discourse that regards opium as...

Author(s)
Cohen, P. T.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391797)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Eliminating opium from the Lao PDR: impoverishment and threat of resumption of poppy cultivation following 'illusory' eradication.

After reviewing the background and the rise of opium poppy production in northern Laos, this chapter appraises the impact of the recent eradication policy in the light of results from a field survey in Phongsaly province, the primary production region in northern Laos. The survey was designed to...

Author(s)
Ducourtieux, O.; Sacklokham, S.; Doligez, F.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391797)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The effects of commercial agriculture and swidden-field privatization in southern Laos.

This chapter examines the effects of the Lao government's policy to eliminate or stabilize swidden farming and its promotion of the conversion of swiddens to monoculture cash crops, such as rubber, grown in plantations. It is concluded that the privatization of swidden land by rubber plantations in ...

Author(s)
Srikham, W.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391797)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for From traditional subsistence to commercial agriculture: a downward trend towards food insecurity in rural Lao PDR.

This chapter considers the adverse effects of the agricultural commercialization policy in Laos on the livelihood and food security of the rural poor. The first and foremost aim of this policy is to address the problem of shifting cultivation. Contract farming has since been rationalized as a means ...

Author(s)
Pasicolan, P. N.; Thatheva, S.; Pasicolan, T. J. A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391797)
Type
Book chapter

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