Bamboo Plantation’s Development to Increase Food Security, Income Generation and for Adaptation to Climate Change for Rural Communities
Recently, bamboo has received increasing attention because of its easy propagation, vigorous regeneration, fast growth and high productivity. In traditional societies, bamboo utilization extends from a material for construction and handicraft to food and feed. Furthermore, bamboo products contribute to the income of many poor villagers. Nava and Napolthan Villages, Vapy District is one of the poor district in Saravan Province. The people in these communities depend mainly on natural resources as well as wild bamboo. Bamboo and other non-timber forest products (NTFPs) are currently being exploited in a non-sustainable way. This not only threatens the resource base but also the livelihoods of the people depending on those resources. Therefore, project will help to proposes the equip to local communities with necessary tools (knowledge, skills, and organizational capacities) to take responsibility in their own hands and safeguard forest resources, aspecially bamboo plantation; while at the same time assuring the sustainability of their income through bamboo processing.
Green Community Development Association
Area Of Work:
Community Based Adaptation
Climate Change Mitigation
Climate Change Mitigation
Project Characteristics and Results
Bamboo can be an economic item for Saravan if properly and consistently supported and promoted. In economic terms and food for consumption it still remains important to rural people. This project will be a start for this subsector development in this province. For instance, Huaphanh has recognized bamboo an important economic product as well as an environmental protector. For this reason, the province has the bamboo development strategy, the only province in the country to have such as a strategy. Something can happen in Saravan.
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
Communication and replication are in line with the project’s objective 1. The project will set up a committee, village and volunteer groups. These established groups will be trained how to disseminate the information about the project implementation and progress. In considering the logistics challenges as GCDA is based in Vientiane, strengthening the capacity of the beneficiaries especially the local committee(s) and group(s) is a priority so that they will be able to manage the project by themselves. They will collect information and feedback from community members on how to better implement the project. The project will help them find the information important for their bamboo products and government policies. The groups will be a forum for information and experience sharing. The group sustainability depends greatly on transparency e.g. how the group is managed, decision is made, and the money is used. This will be done through scheduled meetings with members. A simplified communication tool will be created by the project in consultation with communities learning from the existing practice in the communities.
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|Mr. Sunnti Duangtavanh|
|Phone: +856-20-5520 4455|
Thongtoum village, Chanthabouly dist.
Vientiane Capital , Central , PDR