Soytavanh Mienmany

PhD Student

Soytavanh Mienmany is a Lao PhD Scholar at the Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University. Her research focuses on rural households’ decision-making and livelihood outcomes in three Northern Lao crop booms – banana, cassava and teak. She holds a Master’s Degree in Agronomy and AgroFood at SupAgro Montpellier, France, which included a research project entitled ‘Agriculture beyond the oil palm development in Jambi Province, Sumatra, Indonesia’. Before starting her PhD in July 2017, Soytavanh was working at the Lao Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment in the fields of land use change, resource management and rural livelihood change.