Landscapes of Poverty and Environment in Lao PDR

Heinimann, Andreas; Epprecht, Michael; Messerli, Peter (2010). Landscapes of Poverty and Environment in Lao PDR. GLP news - newsletter of the Global Land Project(6), pp. 5-8. São Paulo: International Project Office - GLP IPO

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A key challenge for land change science is linking land cover information to human-environment interactions over larger spatial areas. Crucial information on land use types and people involved is still lacking. In Lao PDR, a country facing rapid and multilevel land change processes, this lack of information hinders evidence-based policy- and decision-making. We present a new approach for the description of landscape mosaics on national level and relate it to village level Population Census information. Results showed that swidden agricultural landscapes, involving 17% of the population, dominate 28% of the country, while permanent agricultural landscapes involve 74% of the population in 29% of the country.

Item Type:

Newspaper or Magazine Article

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Integrative Geography > Unit Geography of Sustainable Development
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Integrative Geography
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > NCCR North-South Management Centre (discontinued)
10 Strategic Research Centers > Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

UniBE Contributor:

Heinimann, Andreas; Epprecht, Michael and Messerli, Peter

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics

ISSN:

2316-3747

Publisher:

International Project Office - GLP IPO

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:19

Last Modified:

19 Nov 2015 14:00

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.6124

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/6124 (FactScience: 211024)

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