Laos: REDD+ project in Luang Prabang Province through controlling slash-and-burn [Waseda University]


The REDD+ technical team departed Japan and headed for the unexplored depths of the mountains in Lao PDR. To enhance forest management, the Houaykhing Village is challenging to reduce dependence on slash-and-burn agriculture. The technical team elaborates the strategy to make local residents possible to earn a living with enough yields without slush-and-burn.

Followed the advice from the technical team, the local residents cropped improved variety and brought them up with organic fertilizers made from crop-residue. The harvesting is the rewarded moment for both local and Japanese team members.

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  • The project site Houaykhing Village surrounded by mysterious sea of clouds
  • Local residents learning how to crop improved variety
  • Local residents leaning how to produce organic fertilizers
  • Time to harvest crops!
  • Selling harvest