Title of document: Social Dimensions of agroecology in Laos

Authors: Andrew Bartlett

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Ministry/Government Agency/Organisation: LURAS

Year of publication: 2016

Geographic focus: Lao PDR

Main issues / topics addressed (for example: Agroecological techniques, Social dimensions, toxic landscape ……)

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Agroecology is often seen as set of techniques or practices, but to understand why these practices are relevant and how they may be applied requires an understanding of the underlying social context in which farming takes place.

In particular, we need to appreciate the political and economic conditions that have given rise to the unsustainable farming practices that agroecology aims to replace.

This presentation talking about Social Dimensions of agroecology in Laos. At 1st National Multi-Stakeholder Workshop on Agroecological Transition in the Mekong Region,  Vientiane, 2-3 June 2016