Adapted from a PLUP model used in the Food Security Project in Lao PDR, Participatory Land Use Planning (PLUP) is used as a mechanism to catalyse on-the-ground adoption of SLM, CSA and SFM models in the pilot sites of the SLM project.

  • To build the capacity of the township level staff to facilitate rural development planning
  • Create opportunities for the villagers to express their needs and to propose the development
  • activities adapted to their real situation, empower villagers in becoming informed
  • negotiators in planning processes
  • Set-up clear boundaries for village tracts to avoid village conflicts in the future
  • Decide on conservation, production and protection forests with the villagers and set up
  • village regulations
  • Discussing land tenure rights (GAD, DALMS and FD). Yet, PLUP demonstration is in progress in 5 villages in Central Dry Zone and one village in Chin State.

Steps involved in PLUP

  1. Village meeting and formation of Village land management committee
  2. Socioeconomic data collection
  3. Building a 3D model map of the village/interpretation of satellite imagery of the village
  4. Village tract boundary delineation and GPS points
  5. Participatory land zoning
  6. Village land management rules and PLUP agreement
  7. Presentation of PLUP results to the whole village