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GRET - Professionals for Fair Development (GRET)

Support to the implementation of the Houaphanh Provincial Bamboo Sector Development Strategy (Houaphan Bamboo project)

Last updated:2012-08-14 12:15:27

The Project is implemented by Gret and SNV in 3 districts of Houaphanh Province, in close partnership with provincial and district government (PAFO/DAFO, DPI, DOIC/DIC, PLMA/DLMA), involving around 60 villages, small processing factories and traders.

The overall objective of the Project is that bamboo sector provides stable and sustainable incomes and employments, contributing to poverty alleviation and conserving forest functions and upland environment in Houaphan province. Thanks to the project, it is expected that improved capacity of provincial and district authorities and the emergence of local non-state actors will create a sustainable ground for co-management and co-activation of the bamboo sector development strategy.

Three main results are expected: 1. Local authorities ensure land tenure rights for bamboo plantations and support market orientated natural forest management; 2. Bamboo producer groups are able to take up responsibilities in managing forest sustainably, develop bamboo plantations, deliver extension services, initiate locally based handicraft and pre-processing units supplying markets and industry; 3. Effective coordination between state actors, producer groups and private sector supports the implementation of the provincial bamboo strategy and create opportunities to involve Lao scientists.

Project Start Date Project End Date Current Project Phase Current Phase Start Current Phase End Project Operational Budget
Jan 1st 2011 Dec 31st 2014 Jan 1st 2011 Dec 31st 2014 500000

Project Coordinator Project Partners
Jean françois Kibler
There are no partners specified

Provinces and districts of project activity:

Provinces Districts
Houaphan Province - Sopbao - Viengxay - Xamneua

Sectors and sub-sectors of project activity:

Sectors Sub-sectors
Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries - Community Forestry - Food Security - Forestry Training - Governance Aid in AFF Development - Non Timber Forestry Production - Upland Farming Systems
Community Development - Community Development Training - Governance Aid in CD Issues - Integrated Rural Development
Human Resources Development - Capacity Building - Technical Training
Income Generation & Economic Development - Governance Aid in Economic Development - Handicrafts - IG&ED-related Training - Income Generation Activity - Small & Medium Business Development
Natural Resources & Ecology - Conservation of Natural Resources - Governance Aid in NR&E Development - Land Use Planning

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