Small plantations offer 'teak break' for Lao farmers

Taylor, Robin
June 2010
Ecos;Jun/Jul2010, Issue 155, p8
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The article discusses the new program for Laotians where it inseminates seeds of an existing teak plantation industry in Northern Laos. It provides livelihood for villagers in the community and lessens the reliance of the lumber industry on trees from native forest. It cites an example of a little village called Ban Kok Gniew where it employs the Luang Prabang Teak Program that provides farmers with the ability to commercialize their product and link it to the international market.


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