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Manual on Environmental Education and Communication in Laos

The Environmental Education and Awareness (EEA) output of the GIZ ProFEB program in Loas has re-established links to a manual on environmental education and communication, originally published by GIZ ProCEEd. The manual incorporates results from environmental education and communication tours and events (Vol. 1), human capacity development efforts (Vol....

Long-term Assessment of Environmental Education, Communication and Awareness Raising in Laos In a rare long-term assessment of environmental

Mass media in a remote Lao village. Credit : Manfred Oepen. Source/Copyright : ProCEEd project In a rare long-term assessment of environmental communication in development assistance, the 2021 summer edition of the Global Media Journal (GMJ) analyzes a Lao-German GIZ project over a 10-year period. What started as ProCEEd in...

Operational Logging and Degradation Monitoring Initiative (OLDM) boosts law enforcement through forest monitoring in Laos.

Field inspection. Credit: Bee Aphaiso OLDM is a forest monitoring system that enables Lao authorities to detect changes in forest cover on individual tree level fast enough for field teams to interdict illegal logging activities, seize logs before transport and processing, and apprehend the offenders. The system undergoes a second...

Berau District has the plantation land-use governance strengthened

Sungai Lesan Protected Forest, Lesan Dayak Village, Kelay Subdistrict With the technical support from the BMU project  Low-emissions oil palm development in Berau District (LEOPALD), Berau District Government, Indonesia, continue improving its land-use governance capacity. It aims for net-zero deforestation in 2021-2026, applying the risk-based approach in district-wide HCV area...

Thai rice researchers ready to take action on climate change

GHG emission data is collected from pilot rice paddies in central provinces of Thailand. Story and Photos: Chotika Thamsuwan and Patcharin Sae-heng, Agriculture and Food Cluster The Thai Rice Department and The Thai German Climate Programme – Agriculture (TGCP-Agriculture) hosted online trainings for rice researchers nationwide to enhance their...

Engaging the Young in the Promotion of Sustainable Coffee Farming Systems

Story: Apiradee Treerutkuarkul, Agriculture and Food Cluster Photos: Sanpetch Kitphaibuntawee, Kodchakorn Jitsopa, Wanwisa Panit All three students from Prince of Songkla University travelled to Ranong and Chumphon provinces  to meet and learn directly from robusta coffee smallholders how to become agricultural business entrepreneurs. Born to a farming family in the southern province...