Where we work

TABI works in upland areas of northern Laos. These areas are mountainous with limited accessibility by a few all-season roads connecting only the main district capitals. The traditional land use systems are cultivation of upland rice on the slopes and paddy rice cultivation in the few available valley bottoms. Through the management of fallow lands a wide variety of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) are accessed and contribute to great diversification of food, income and medicinal use. Over the past decade, increased regional economic integration and policies promoting economic growth and investment have resulted in a swift transformation from subsistence to cash crop oriented agriculture and the introduction of tree plantations.
Currently, TABI has a total of 180 Agro-Biodiversity related projects in the three provinces of Luang Prabang, Xiengkhouang and Houaphan.