Smallholder teak and agrarian change in Northern Laos

Newby, Jonathan C., Cramb, Rob A. and McNamara, S. (2010). Smallholder teak and agrarian change in Northern Laos. In: RCSD International Conference. Revisiting Agrarian Transformations in Southeast Asia: Empirical, Theoretical and Applied Perspectives, Chiang Mai, Thailand, (1-21). 13-15 May 2010.

Author Newby, Jonathan C.
Cramb, Rob A.
McNamara, S.
Title of paper Smallholder teak and agrarian change in Northern Laos
Conference name RCSD International Conference. Revisiting Agrarian Transformations in Southeast Asia: Empirical, Theoretical and Applied Perspectives
Conference location Chiang Mai, Thailand
Conference dates 13-15 May 2010
Convener Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development (RCSD)
Place of Publication Chiang Mai, Thailand
Publisher Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development, Faculty of Social Sciences, Chiang Mai University
Publication Year 2010
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status
Start page 1
End page 21
Total pages 21
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Smallholder teak (Tectona grandis) plantations have become increasingly prominent in the landscape of Luang Prabang Province, Lao PDR. While the global market for teak-wood is attractive, investment has also been driven by a range of other factors, including changes to land legislation, land-use planning, taxation incentives, and government and non-government programs and promotions. The establishment of teak stands provides a labour-saving land-use for households, potentially freeing up household resources for other farm and non-farm opportunities. However, the degree to which households can participate in the industry varies significantly, both within and between villages. In this paper we review some of the underlying incentives for the expansion of teak plantations, examine the livelihood activities of both teak and non-teak producers in five case-study villages in Luang Prabang, and explore the differential outcomes emerging from the expansion of smallholder teak
production.
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online. Presented during Session 28 "Rural Livelihoods and Adaptation under Post-Socialist Reform".

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
 
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Created: Wed, 16 Mar 2011, 16:47:55 EST by Mr Jonathan Newby on behalf of School of Agriculture and Food Sciences