A farmer-group based approach linking research and development for the promotion of conservation agriculture in the Lao PDR

Jullien Frédéric, Tivet Florent, Lestrelin Guillaume, Tran Quoc Hoa, Lienhard Pascal, Khamhung Anonth, Rattanatray Bounmy, Panyasiri Khamkèo, Chabanne André, Julien Patrick, Séguy Lucien. 2010. A farmer-group based approach linking research and development for the promotion of conservation agriculture in the Lao PDR. In : Investing in sustainable agriculture : the case of conservation agriculture and direct seeding mulch-based cropping systems. Proceedings of the Regional Workshop held in Phonsavan, Xieng Khouang Province, Lao PDR, 28th October - 1st November 2008. Chanphengxay Monthathip B. (ed.), Khamhung Anonth (ed.), Panysiri Khamkéo (ed.), Chabanne André (ed.), Julien Frédéric (ed.), Tran Quoc Hoa (ed.), Lienhard Pascal (ed.), Tivet Florent (ed.). Laos-MAF, NAFRI, CIRAD. Vientiane : Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry [Laos], pp. 196-207. Regional Workshop on Conservation Agriculture, Phonsavan, Laos, 28 October 2008/1 November 2008.

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Abstract : Over the past fifteen years, farming systems have changed drastically in southern Xayabury province, Lao PDR. Rotational cultivation systems and fallow periods are disappearing, being gradually replaced by a 'resource-mining' agriculture that has serious environmental costs, including increased soil erosion, loss of soil fertility, and chemical pollution of the environment. Under the Programme for Capitalization in Support of Rural Development Policy (PCADR)1 , and its components PASS2 and PRONAE3 , alternatives were sought to the degradation of the physical environment, and to the reduction in income and work productivity in these rainfed cropping systems, based on the use of direct seeding mulch based systems (DMC). The aim of this article is to present and discuss the approach taken to promote the dissemination of these innovations, centring research and development actions on farmer groups. This study discusses the results obtained and details the constraints for launching such an initiative and ensuring its perpetuation over the long term. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Agriculture alternative

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : République démocratique populaire lao

Mots-clés complémentaires : Agriculture de conservation

Classification Agris : F08 - Cropping patterns and systems

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Jullien Frédéric, Lao (LAO)
  • Tivet Florent, CIRAD-PERSYST-UPR Couverts permanents (LAO)
  • Lestrelin Guillaume, IRD (LAO) ORCID: 0000-0001-6207-218X
  • Tran Quoc Hoa, CIRAD-PERSYST-UPR Couverts permanents (LAO)
  • Lienhard Pascal, CIRAD-PERSYST-UPR Couverts permanents (LAO)
  • Khamhung Anonth, Ministère de l'agriculture et des forêts (Laos) (LAO)
  • Rattanatray Bounmy, Lao (LAO)
  • Panyasiri Khamkèo, Lao (LAO)
  • Chabanne André, CIRAD-PERSYST-UPR Couverts permanents (LAO)
  • Julien Patrick
  • Séguy Lucien, CIRAD-PERSYST-UPR Couverts permanents (BRA)

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