Crop-livestock systems platform for capacity building, testing practices, commercialisation and community learning: Final Report

Tamara Jackson, Pheng Sengxua, Len Wade, Viengsavanh Phimphachanvongsod, Bounthong Bouahom, Thongchanh Sengsourivong, Dome Harnpitchitvitya, Khamsouk Keohavang, Soulyphone Sidavong, Vorachith Sihathep, Leigh Vial, Sisavanh Vorlason, Phetsamone Simali, Ketsena Chanthakhamoune, Bountheo B, Liz Clarke

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Abstract

Extensive rural poverty means that agricultural and rural development in southern Lao PDR is a national priority. Challenges within these sectors are complex and require a systems research to complement commodity and resource investigations in order to understand constraints fully and develop scalable and commercializable solutions to improve rural livelihoods and the local economy. The project has undertaken on-farm research at 86 trial sites over five seasons. Topics include post-rice cropping (maize, peanut), dry direct seeding and livestock management (crop residue use as a feed source, forages, duck and fish production), with an integrated focus in implementing these trials. The project had a focus objective of enhancing multilateral systems thinking, using on-farm trials and familiar examples to apply different tools.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCanberra, ACT
PublisherAustralian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
Commissioning bodyAustralian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
Number of pages96
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-86320-049-3
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jul 2017

Grant Number

  • 101149

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    Jackson, T., Sengxua, P., Wade, L., Phimphachanvongsod, V., Bouahom, B., Sengsourivong, T., Harnpitchitvitya, D., Keohavang, K., Sidavong, S., Sihathep, V., Vial, L., Vorlason, S., Simali, P., Chanthakhamoune, K., B, B., & Clarke, L. (2017). Crop-livestock systems platform for capacity building, testing practices, commercialisation and community learning: Final Report. Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). http://aciar.gov.au/files/final_report_cse-2014-086.pdf