APFSOS II Country Paper – Lao PDR

Produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) with support from CEP, the paper for Lao PDR reviews the state of the forestry sector and the need for political commitment to the Forestry Strategy 2020 for sustainable management and a basis for rural development.


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Lao People​'s Democratic Republic Forestry Outlook Study.pdf 2 MB 26-04-2012

Publish Date: 1st January 2009

Last Updated: 12th August 2013

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