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Video May 9, 2018

Supporting Sustainable Forest Management in Lao PDR

The Sustainable Forestry for Rural Development (SUFORD) project has been operating in Lao PDR since 2003. It has been helping build capacity to manage forests in Lao PDR by strengthening partnerships between local government and villagers, supporting village livelihoods, and improving forest and wildlife law enforcement capacity. SUFORD has contributed to 2,242,257 hectares of forest area currently brought under management plans, as well as supports to legislation and regulation reforms.