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3 November 2023
Laos

Much arable land in developing countries is inefficiently managed or lies fallow: Since this became the accepted, World Bank-endorsed narrative in 2008, it has shaped the agricultural policies of many developing countries. At the same time, it has opened the doors to private investors seeking to acquire land for the long term.

A country that has relied heavily on this model is Lao PDR. The Southeast Asian country has managed to generate an economic boom, reducing poverty and creating a significant number of jobs in rural areas. A Lao researcher examined the data as part of his doctoral studies at CDE, University of Bern, – and the results are sobering.

 

21 June 2023
Ethiopia
Gambia
Laos
Vietnam
Turkey

La façon dont notre nourriture est produite, transformée, vendue et consommée a des répercussions sur notre corps, notre société et notre environnement. Si les petits exploitants sont au cœur de ce système, ils sont pourtant nombreux à ne pas profiter des avantages d’une nutrition de qualité ou de moyens d’existence fiables.

5 June 2023
Laos

Laos’ forest coverage has reached a record low of 40%, prompting the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry to implement conservation measures and rejuvenation plans to protect and revive the country’s forests.

 A fisherman drives his boat past dead trees that slid into the Mekong River during a riverbank collapse
13 February 2023
Laos
Thailand

Questions mount over the Xayaburi Dam’s changes to water and sediment flows as the river swallows farmers’ land.

5 October 2022
Laos

They were arbitrarily detained for three months for protesting against a new military camp in their village.

Main photo: Lao soldiers and villagers are shown in a disputed area in Vientiane's Naxaithong district, March 25, 2022.

22 September 2022
South-Eastern Asia
Laos

The event convened various stakeholders from the sector with the aim to review the progress of implementation of responsible investments in agriculture and forestry in Lao PDR, exchange experiences and discuss responsibilities to foster collaboration efforts.  

28 July 2022
Laos

The Head of the Department of Natural Resources and Environment commented on the delay of land registration during the 2nd National Assembly Session on 22 July.

An Ethiopian female farmer with a land certificate
30 June 2021
Africa
Ethiopia
Madagascar
Uganda
Benin
Burkina Faso
Côte d'Ivoire
South America
Peru
Asia
Laos
Global

In May 2021, the numbers of households whose land rights have been secured with the support by the Global Programme Responsible Land Policy have reached a peak: Thanks to the hard work of our partners and project teams, 110.163 households had their land legally documented by then, corresponding to about  550.000 people directly benefitting.


Landscapes, nature and local life during a field visit PLUP and VFMP to Yai Village, Phoukoud District, Xiengkhouang Province. © Bart Verweij – MRLG
16 June 2021
Laos
Vietnam

Trois ans après l’édition de Bangkok, le 3e Forum sur les droits fonciers dans la région du Mékong (MRLG, 2021) s’est tenu en ligne les 26 et 27 mai derniers sur le thème « Régime foncier de la forêt du Mékong : promouvoir la reconnaissance des droits coutumiers et les pratiques d’investissement responsables ».

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