Title of document: Atlas of Agriculture in the Lao PDR Patterns and trends between 1999 and 2011

Authors: Michael Epprecht, Anne-Kathrin Weber, Rasso Bernhard, Khamlouang Keoka, Thatheva Saphangthong, Vongpaphane Manivong, Phanxay Ingxay, Phanthavong Vongsamphanh, Nicholas Bosoni, Savanh Hanephom, Phonesavan Vanmeexai, Aengsone Kaungbounhieng, Hairkham Sisouvan, Sengphachan Khounthikoumman, Porha Xaichounorxoa, Micah Ingalls, Vong Nanhthavong, Juliet Lu, Inthaneth Norasingh, Urs Wiesmann, Thomas Breu

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Ministry/Government Agency/Organisation: CDE, MAF, SDC

Year of publication: 2018

Geographic focus: Lao PDR

Main issues / topics addressed (for example: Background on the atlas and the censuses; National context; Agricultural overview; Crops; Rice; non-rice annual crops; Livestock ……)

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Web address to original document (if any): http://www.decide.la/en/downloads/index/Atlas%20of%20Agriculture%20Book.pdf


This new atlas was co-developed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) and the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) of the University of Bern. It combines statistical data from the last two agriculture censuses with detailed geographic information to presents a wealth of new sector-specific information on a large set of highly detailed thematic maps. Not only does the atlas provide new insights into the current socio-economic and agricultural patterns in the country: It also reveals the dynamics over space and time within the decade-long inter-census period, at village-level and for the whole of the Lao PDRThese Guidelines are intended to provide guidance to the policy, planning and technical support services of government, but the requirements of these different end - user groups are diverse. Consequently a scoping analysis was undertaken of the issues and responses of these end-user groups so the Guidelines could be framed to meet their requirements.