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ACIAR Policy Brief
Author:
ACIAR
Groundwater can provide irrigation for rural communities where surface water is absent or unreliable. Technical, institutional and capacity limits have prevented rural communities from using groundwater for irrigation, and researchers have not demonstrated how to extract and use groundwater effectively for agriculture. A recent Australian-funded...
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Groundwater irrigation for climate-proof agriculture in Lao PDR: How the country could benefit from international experiences?

2nd WORLD IRRIGATION FORUM
Author:
Hiromasa
Hamada
Anousith
Keophoxay
Paul
Pavelic
Corentin
Clement
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Commissioned Report
Author:
Paul
Pavelic
et al.
Owing to a high prevalence of rural poverty in Lao PDR, improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers by increasing their productivity is a high priority for the Government. Smallholder farming relies primarily on rainfall, which is prone to shortfalls and occasional droughts during the crop planting season. Reliable irrigation supplies would...
Presentation
Towards Sustainable Groundwater in Agriculture: 2nd International Conference Linking Science and Policy
Author:
Paul
Pavelic
Corentin
Clement
Jordan
Vinckevleugel
Khammal
Vongsathiane
Seinab
Bohsung
In a poorly developed, water-rich country such as Lao PDR, most attention has historically been given to surface water development issues with limited consideration to groundwater. However, even with such relative abundance, spatial or temporal shortfalls and occasional droughts are faced, and groundwater is being increasingly relied upon to...
Presentation
Towards Sustainable Groundwater in Agriculture: 2nd International Conference Linking Science and Policy
Author:
Anousith
Keophoxay
Hiromasa
Hamada
Paul
Pavelic
Agricultural groundwater use in the Lower Mekong is gradually gaining attention due to increasing uncertainty over water availability. Although this region is blessed with abundant rainfall and a network of rivers, climate change, commercial agriculture, and competition for hydropower, ecosystem and urbanization are shifting demand-supply pattern...