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Lao People's Democratic Republic

Overview of LDN Targets

National voluntary LDN targets (original language)

The National Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) Targets in Lao PDR for the period to 2030 are:  

Agriculture

  • To ensure food security/potential commercial production to develop good, safe and sustainable agriculture by 2030. 

Forestry

  • Sustainable Forest Management: to increase forest cover to 70% of land area by 2020 (16.58 million hectares), and maintaining at that level going forward
  • To increase soil organic carbon in forests, by 2030, in 6 provinces in the Northern part of Lao PDR
  • To minimize the impact on the natural resources and environment
  • Proper forest management/Community awareness: Community Forestry is very important issue to Protect forest in rural community

Land Management/Electricity Sectors

  • Restoration of degraded land areas through the National Planning of Land Management (2030)
    •  Forestry land including wetland: 16,5 Million ha, 70% of total land area
    • Agriculture land including wetland: 4,5 Million ha, 19% of total land area
    • Industry land, culture land and national defense and security land: 2,05 Million ha, 8,6% of the total land area
    • Transportation land: 0,37 Million ha, 1,6% of the total land area
    • Construction land: 0,18 Million ha, 0,8% of the total land area
  • Reforestation: natural or intentional restocking of existing forests and woodlands (forestation) that have been depleted, usually through deforestation
  • To help to rebuild habitats and degradation which are the leading threats to the health of a species, in order to protect important species of animals
  • Proper implementation of the National land use master plan 2018: Finalize land use planning, to register and issue land title nationwide by 2030, manage and administer the land that comply with law and regulation.
Reference documents
LDN country commitments 2020 English
LDN TSP country report 2020 English