An Analysis of Ecosystem Services of Dry Dipterocarp Forests in Savannakhet Province, Lao PDR [Laotian]
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This study covers three villages in Savannakhet province: (a) a“SUFORD village”, where no concessions occurred, and communal forest land covers 3.74 ha/capita; (b) a“Eucalyptus village”, where 45% of village forest land was converted to Eucalyptus plantations, and remaining communal forest covers 0.73 ha/capita; and (c) a “Sugarcane village”, where 75% of village forest land was converted to Sugarcane plantations, and where there is no remaining communal forest. This study assessed impacts of different land-uses on livelihoods and provides a quantification of ecosystem service values for each. The methodology combined secondary data collection with: national, provincial, district stakeholder consultations, village stakeholder PRAs, and an illustrative sampling of households were surveyed about household demographics, sources of income, expenditures, and food self-sufficiency. This document is an output of a CIFOR-led entitled: "Using Forests to Enhance Resilience to Climate Change" (ForCC). This project included studies in three countries (Burkina Faso, Honduras, and Lao PDR) and a state of knowledge report. This project was commissioned by <a href="http://www.profor.info/">the Program on Forest (PROFOR)</a> Grant No. 099755, and <a href="http://www.norad.no/en/front/thematic-areas/macroeconomics-and-public-administration/norwegian-support-to-world-bank-trust-funds/trust-fund-for-sustainable-development/">the Trust Fund for Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development (TFESSD)</a> Grant No. TF099755, and was implemented in collaboration with <a href="http://www.cirad.fr/en">CIRAD</a> (Burkina Faso case study), <a href="http://www.catie.ac.cr/en/">CATIE</a> (Honduras Case Study), and <a href="http://www.nafri.org.la/index.php/en">the Forestry Research Center</a> and <a href="http://www.maf.gov.la/">the Department of Forestry</a> (Lao PDR Case Study). Additional project information and publications are found on the project manager's staff page, <a href="http://www.cifor.org/scientific-staff-detail/3258/aaron-j-m--russell/">Aaron J.M. Russell</a>.
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