The Project "Improving livelihoods of upland farmers using participatory approaches to develop more efficient livestock systems" has been approved recently by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The short title for the Project is "Development of Sustainable Forage Technologies for Resource-Poor Farmers in Asia" which was funded by ADB from January 2003. The new LLSP Project will conduct field research in Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, P.R. China and Viet Nam, while the Lao P.D.R. and Thailand will be involed in training and networking activites. The LLSP operates under an agreement between Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT) and ADB. In Thailand, the Department of Livestock Development (DLD) is the agency responsible for the implementation of the LLSP Project.