Laos is endowed with rich natural resources including high value forests. Shifting cultivation, unplanned logging and land conversion for agriculture and other uses – coupled with rural poverty and a rapidly growing population – are resulting in the rapid loss of forest resources.
The United States... Read More →
Over the past three years, USAID LEAF, the U.S. Forest Service, and nearly 120 professors from six countries across Asia-Pacific have been engaged in a collaborative process of developing a new climate change curriculum. Through multiple regional workshops and with input from professors from three... Read More →
Chiang Mai province in northern Thailand is rich in natural resources. It is a top tourist destination, has several national parks, and is home to various ethnic groups who have lived off the land for years. It is also home to the Mae Sa-Kog Ma Man and Biosphere Reserve, designated in 1977 by... Read More →
In 2012, USAID LEAF and the U.S. Forest Service convened a group of 12 leading professors from eight universities in Southeast Asia to identify climate change topics that would benefit from improved university-level teaching materials. The network of educators developed a series of four modules:... Read More →
At a recent workshop sponsored by USAID LEAF, a new system for monitoring forest degradation and deforestation demonstrated an approach using Google Earth Engine (GEE) and CLASlite software to measure historical degradation rates. Participants gained understanding, knowledge and access to GEE’s... Read More →