Videos – EFICAS Project

Videos – EFICAS Project
About EFICAS

Landscape Management and Conservation Agriculture Development for Eco-Friendly Intensification and Climate Resilient Agricultural Systems in Lao PDR (EFICAS project)

The EFICAS Project aims at developing innovative methods and intervention approaches to support farmers’ adoption of climate smart agricultural systems based on conservation agriculture.

Over the past decades a large range of technical options have been tested successfully in the northern uplands of Lao PDR to support a sustainable intensification of upland agriculture.

For example, diversified cropping systems based on agroecological principles have proved effective in restoring degraded soils and improving agricultural productivity while limiting the use of external chemical inputs. Today, soil conservation techniques are well known by most stakeholders, including village communities, but they are not spontaneously adopted. The reasons for low adoption are often not related to the cropping techniques themselves but to external causes, such as the roaming cattle and buffaloes that damage cover crops, the limited knowledge of existing market outlets, or simply because farmers find it less labor consuming to till their land or to use chemical products instead of organic practices

Visit the EFICAS website: https://www.eficas-laos.net/

Videos by EFICAS published in 2020

How to improve livestock systems? [2020] Farmers experience related to big livestock improved raising systems in Luang Prabang. Video in Lao with English subtitles here and French subtitles here

How to carry out a Community-based Agricultural Development Plan (CADP)? [2020] EFICAS project experience related to participatory land use planning and implementation. Video in Lao with English subtitles here and French subtitles here

> Intercropping of rice with Pigeon pea and stick lack production [2020] Farmers experience related to the use of Pigeon pea to improve fallows and their incomes. Video in Lao with English subtitles here and French subtitles here

EFICAS role-play game [2020] Exploring eco-friendly intensification with farmers. Video in Lao with English subtitles here and French subtitles here

Cardamom [2020] How to set-up and manage a Cardamom plantation. Video in Lao with English subtitles here and French subtitles here

Rice-Duck system [2020] How to set-up and manage a Rice-Duck system. Video in Lao with English subtitles here and French subtitles here

For more videos by EFICAS: https://www.eficas-laos.net/resources/videos