Core area “Transformation of agricultural and food systems” Infrastructure development and improvement of land management
Many mountain villages are inaccessible during the rainy season, which lasts for months. Some have no transport links at all, even in the dry season. As a result, economic potential cannot be tapped and social inclusion cannot develop in these regions, and people remain poor. One approach of Germany's cooperation with Laos is to improve roads and bridges, giving people year-round reliable access to markets, schools and health facilities.
Germany is also working to ensure better land management and secure tenure for smallholders. The local population is actively involved in drawing up village development and land use plans. In order to enhance legal certainty, support is being provided to government authorities as they systematically survey, register and title communal plots of land.
At the community, province and national levels, Germany is working with government personnel to enable them to apply land use planning instruments and methods that facilitate the regulation of natural resource use and the resolution or prevention of conflicts over land and resources.
In the field of responsible land policy, Laos is also benefitting from being included in two multi-country Technical Cooperation projects.
As at: 15/02/2023