Agroforestry for sustainable mountain management in Southeast Asia (in Lao)
Agroforestry brings not only direct benefits for livelihoods and the environment in mountains but also indirectly to lowlands. It improves adaptive capacity through diversification and spread of production risks and also mitigates climate change. Lack of recognition of the benefits of agroforestry and a shortage of government support miss opportunities for sustainable development. Nevertheless, regional policies and coordination exist and will be important instrument for agroforestry development in mountainous areas of ASEAN countries.