Back Print
iNGO Project

World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF-Laos)

Sustainable Rattan Harvest and Production

Last updated:2008-05-14 00:00:00

Sustainable Rattan Harvest and Production in Lao PDR is a two phase project in partnership with local communities, Lao PDRs National Agriculture and Forest Research Institute (NAFRI), Lao PDRs Forest Research Centre, the Department of Forestry, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the Faculty of Forestry at Laos National University, and donor support from IKEA, a global furniture company. Phase I is a three year project (2006 to 2008) that is implementing a sustainable rattan harvest and production model in Vientiane and Bolikhamxai Provinces to support local livelihoods, conserve nature, and capitalise on the rapidly growing rattan export market by helping establish full-scale production and manufacture of rattan products within Lao PDR. Phase II is a three year project (2009 to 2011) that will implement nationally the community-based model developed in phase I. This project will strengthen small to medium rattan enterprise by improving the processing and supply chain, including the introduction of certification, and implement and enforce national and regional policy to support sustainable rattan management, marketing and regional trade.

Project Start Date Project End Date Current Project Phase Current Phase Start Current Phase End Project Operational Budget
Sep 14th 2006 Jul 30th 2009 1 Sep 14th 2006 Dec 30th 2008 150000

Project Coordinator Project Partners
Bouaphet Bounrath
(021) 216 080
There are no partners specified

Provinces and districts of project activity:

Provinces Districts
Bolikhamxay Province - Khamkheuth
Vientiane Province - Feuang

Sectors and sub-sectors of project activity:

Sectors Sub-sectors
Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries - Community Forestry - Food Security - Forestry Training - Non Timber Forestry Production - Organic Agriculture
Community Development - Integrated Rural Development
Data Collection & Analysis - Agricultural DC&A - Anthropology DC&A - Economic DC&A
Education - Non-Formal Education
Human Resources Development - Capacity Building - Management Training - Technical Training
Income Generation & Economic Development - Handicrafts - IG&ED-related Training - Income Generation Activity - Micro Finance - Micro Finance Management Training - Revolving Funds - Revolving Funds Management Training - Small & Medium Business Development
Natural Resources & Ecology - Conservation of Natural Resources - Ecological Education - Environment Protection - Land Use Planning - Natural Resources Education & Training - Water Resources Planning - Wildlife Protection
Social Development - Gender and Development

Back Print