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The indicator measures the total area of farm households (in '000 hectares) with forests in Lao. The data comes from the Lao Census of Agriculture 1998/99 and 2010/11. The Lao Census of Agriculture 2010/11 was the second agricultural census undertaken in the Lao PDR. Since the first in 1998/99, the agricultural sector underwent significant changes. This Census of Agriculture was implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry - MAF (http://www.maf.gov.la/), with support from the Lao Bureau of Statistics (LSB), and collected basic information on crop and livestock production from every household in the Lao PDR. Concerning data from the 2010/11 Census, the number of households is taken from full census component, whilst the number of farm households and the number of land holdings are taken from the specific sample component. Data are expressed in thousand of hectares ('000 ha) and are available on the Laodecide platform (http://www.decide.la/en/).