Approaches

Plantation of Yangbong (Persea kurzii) Trees on Slopes [Lao People's Democratic Republic]

ການປູກກະແລວແຮງ

technologies_2307 - Lao People's Democratic Republic

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1. General information

1.2 Contact details of resource persons and institutions involved in the assessment and documentation of the Approach

Name of project which facilitated the documentation/ evaluation of the Approach (if relevant)
Scaling-up SLM practices by smallholder farmers (IFAD)
Name of the institution(s) which facilitated the documentation/ evaluation of the Approach (if relevant)
National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI) - Lao People's Democratic Republic

1.3 Conditions regarding the use of data documented through WOCAT

When were the data compiled (in the field)?

17/05/2017

The compiler and key resource person(s) accept the conditions regarding the use of data documented through WOCAT:

Yes

2. Description of the SLM Approach

2.3 Photos of the Approach

2.5 Country/ region/ locations where the Approach has been applied

Country:

Lao People's Democratic Republic

Region/ State/ Province:

Samou y district, Salavan province

Further specification of location:

Lavatai village

6. Impact analysis and concluding statements

6.4 Strengths/ advantages of the Approach

Strengths/ advantages/ opportunities in the land user’s view
Acts as a counterbalance to slash and burn agriculture
Once the trees have been planted it facilitates the raising of livestock such as cattle and poultry and therefore reduces the workload involved in such farming activities
The plantation of bong trees further diversifies the sources of household income.
Strengths/ advantages/ opportunities in the compiler’s or other key resource person’s view
The Bong tree has an expansive root system that is effective in binding the soil on slopes, and this reduces and prevents soil erosion.
It reduces the loss of top soil during prolonged precipitation.

6.5 Weaknesses/ disadvantages of the Approach and ways of overcoming them

Weaknesses/ disadvantages/ risks in the land user’s view How can they be overcome?
Due to the large area that is under the cultivation of Bong trees it makes it difficult to control and maintain the plantation.

7. References and links

7.1 Methods/ sources of information

  • field visits, field surveys

1 time

  • interviews with land users

2 person

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