Mapping present, future of Lao agriculture, land use insights LRIMS with FAO, GEF

Lao Agriculture looks to future as Land Resources Information Management System (LRIMS) currently permits public access to detailed future scenarios amid climate change for free with help from Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

Access to climate data is critical for planning the future of agriculture and forestry amid climate change. In the Lao PDR, the capacity to produce agro-environmental datasets has increased drastically over the last few years. 

The results are found in the Land Resources Information Management System (LRIMS), the first big data system in the South-East Asian nation that has now been launched. Maps on cropland areas, soil, land use, and livelihood of farmers are now available. 

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