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Laos intends to use the VPA process for forestry development

Vientiane Times, July 27, 2015.

Laos is enhancing its efforts to implement the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade, Voluntary Partnership Agreement (FLEGT-VAP) as it seeks to further the development of the forestry sector. With support from Germany´s Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the Department of Forestry Inspection under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry held an introduction workshop on the forestry legal compendium in Vientiane last week.

Certified timber legality on way for wood industries

Vientiane Times, 12 November 2014

The Department of Forest Inspection, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF), and the European Union (EU) recently held talks on the process of defining timber legality under the FLEGT process. The Lao government has entered into a Voluntary Partnership Agreement for FLEGT (Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade), with the latest talks centring on certifying timber legality to ensure a sustainable supply of raw materials for the wood industries as well as promoting sustainable forest management.

First nationwide analysis on land concessions released

Vientiane Times, 26 Jan, 2013

With a predominantly rural population still dependent on the land, issues regarding land use in Laos are of paramount importance for the future, and so the first nationwide analysis of land concessions should be welcomed by all concerned. The culmination of years of hard work and planning by various departments and international organisations, the report entitled “Concessions and Leases in the Lao PDR” was unveiled at a workshop held in Vientiane on Wednesday.

Laos issues its first communal forest land titles: National workshop discusses lessons learnt

The LIWG Communal Land Titling workshop gathered together a variety of public, private and civil society organisations.

Forest Carbon Asia, November 10, 2011

In recent landmark developments, Laos issued its first communal forest land titles on an NGO development project site. Mr. Chanthaviphone Inthavong of the National Land Management Authority laid out the background and government plans for land titling including communal titling, while local government agencies presented their experiences from the case study. Next steps?

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