Watershed and upland development linked to forest restoration (Laos PDR)

The company has been involved in innovative approaches to the reduction of poverty in bio-diverse and ethnically complex areas. The work has involved participatory biodiversity assessment and novel approaches in the valuation of forests and trees in watersheds. Simple techniques using remote sensing technology have helped in the delineation of biodiversity hot spots and defining a “spatial strategy” for poverty elimination. The company has used information and communication technology as part of poverty reduction and governance reform.