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Xayaboury to Halt Banana Plantations mid This Year

The northern province of Xayaboury has decided that as of mid-this year, no more Chinese investments in banana plantations will be allowed. Currently, there are over 520 ha of banana plantations in the province.

Chinese banana plantation investments are suspected as the cause of several problems including the over-use of chemical fertilizers, herbicides and insecticides which have failed to comply with required standards, thus affecting local communities and the environment.

Ministry to closely monitor agri-business

Vientiane Times, February 7, 2017.
http://www.vientianetimes.org.la/FreeContent/FreeConten_Ministry.htm

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry will this year closely monitor domestic and foreign investment in this sector as it believes that many companies have not implemented the agreements made or complied with stipulated feasibility study methods.The ministry will strictly apply management measures to investors and companies that have made no progress with their proposed projects or had an adverse impact on local communities and the environment.However, the ministry has not revealed the numbers and names of the companies concerned, the ministry reported at its annual meeting in Vientiane at the end of last year.Last year, 733 domestic and foreign companies agreed to invest in the agriculture and forestry sector in Laos with total investment of US$3.55 billion while US$1.74 billion of registered funding was allocated to land concessions on about 467,980 hectares.

Some 107 companies invested in livestock projects with funding of US$338.88 million, 345 companies invested in agriculture with funding of about US$1.22 billion, 232 companies invested in tree plantations with funding of about US$1.96 billion, and 49 companies ploughed US$34 million into service sector projects.

ທີ​ມ​ງານ​ນັກ​ຄົ້ນ​ຄົ້ວ​າສະ​ເໜີ​ໃຫ້ມີການ​ຄຸ້ມ​ຄອງ​​ການ​ປູກ​ໝາກ​ກ້ວຍທີ່ດີກວ່ານີ້

 

ໜັງສືພີມ ວຽງຈັນທາມສ, ເມສາ 4 2016

ທີມ​ງານ​ຄົ້​ນ​ຄົ້ວາ​ກະ​ສີ​ກຳ​ໄດ້​ຮຽກ​ຮ້ອງ​ໃຫ້​ລັດ​ຖະ​ບານ​ວາງ​ນະ​ໂຍ​ບາຍ​​ ແລະ ​ມາດ​ຕະ​ການບັງຄັບ ເພື່ອ​ຄຸ້ມ​ຄອງ​ການ​ລົງ​ທືນ​ປູກ​ຫມາກ​ກ້ວຍ​ໃນ​ປະເທດລາວ, ​ຫລັງ​ຈາກ​ພວກ​ເຂົາ​ເຫັນ​ວ່າ​ມີ​ຜົນ​ກະ​ທົບ​ດ້ານລົບ​ທາງ​ດ້ານ​ສັງ​ຄົມ​ ແລະ​ ສະພາບແວດ​ລ້ອມ​.

ທີມ​ງານ​ຈາກ​ສະ​ຖາ​ບັນ​ຄົ້ນ​ຄົ້ວາກະ​ສີ​ກຳແລະ​ປ່າ​ໄມ້​ແຫ່ງ​ຊາດ​ແລະ​ມະ​ຫາ​ວິ​ທະ​ໄລ​ແຫ່ງ​ຊາດ​ລາວ​ໄດ້​ເຮັດ​ການ​ຄົ້ນ​ຄົ້ວ​າກ່ຽວກັບການປູກ​ຫມາກ​ກ້ວຍ​ໂດຍ​ໄດ້​ຮັບ​ການ​ສະ​ຫນັບ​ສະ​ຫນູນ​ຈາກ​ຫລາຍອົງ​ການ​ຈັດ​ຕັ້ງ​ສາ​ກົນ. ຂໍ້​ສະ​ເໜີ​ແມ່ນ​ລວມ ທັງຫລັກການ ກ່ຽວກັບ​ນະ​ໂຍ​ບາຍ​ການຕະຫຼາດທີ່ເໝາະສົມເພື່ອ​ຫລີກ​ລ້ຽງຄວາມ​ສ່ຽງ​ທາງ​ດ້ານ​ລາ​ຄາຕົກຕໍ່າ​ແລະ​ຈັດ​ຕັ້ງ​ປະຕິບັດນະ​ໂຍ​ບາຍ​ບັງ​ຄັບ​ໃຊ້​ກົດ​ຫມາຍ​ສີ່​ງ​ແວດ​ລ້ອມຢ່າງຈິງຈັງ​. ພາກ​ສ່ວນ​ທີ​ກ່ຽວຂ້ອງ​ຄວນ​ສ້າງແຜນ​​ຄຸ້ມ​ຄອງ​ສະພາບແວດ​ລ້ອມ​ແລະ​ເຮັດ​ການ​ປະ​ເມີນ​ຜົນ​ກ່ອນ​ທີ່ຈະ​ອະນຸ​ມັດ​ການ​ລົງ​ທຶນ​ລັກສະນະເຊັ່ນນີ້ໃນ​ອະ​ນາ​ຄົດ. ພາກ​ສ່ວນ​ທີ່​ກ່ຽວ​ຂ້ອງ​ຍັງ​ຄວນ​ສຶບ​ຕໍ່ຈັດ​ຕັ້ງ​ປະ​ຕິ​ບັດ​ປັດ​ໃຈ​ການ​ຜະ​ລິດ​ທີ່ເປັນ​ມິດ​ຕໍ່ສະພາບ​ແວດ​ລ້ອມ​ແລະ​ຄຸ້ມ​ຄອງການ​ນຳ​ໃຊ້ສານ​ເຄ​ມີ, ຄວນ​ມີ​ເງີນ​ຄ້ຳ​ປະ​ກັນ​ລ່ວງຫນ້າ​ເພື່ອ​ຟື້ນຟູ​ສະ​ພາບ​​ແວດ​ລ້ອມ​ແລະ​ຊັບ​ພະ​ຍາ​ກອນ​ທຳ​ມະ​ຊາດ​ເຊັ່ນ:ດິນ,ຄຸນ​ນະ​ພາບ​ນ້ຳ​ ແລະ ​ອືນໆ ສຳ​ລັບ​ບໍ​ລິ​ສັດ​ທີ່ບໍ່​ປະ​ຕິ​ບັດ​ຕາມ​ເງື່ອນ​ໄຂ​. ທີມ​ງານ​ຄົ້ນ​ຄົ້ວາ​ຍັງ​ໄດ້​ໃຫ້​ຄຳ​ເຫັນ​ໃນ​ການ​ສ້າງ​ຕັ້ງ​ຄະ​ນະ​ກຳ​ມະ​ການ​​ຂັ້ນ​ແຂວງເພື່ອກວດສອບ ແລະ ລົງທະບຽນ ໃນການ​ໃຊ້ສານ​ເຄ​ມີ ລວມທັງ ​ຢາ​ຂ້າ​ສັດ​ຕູ​ພຶດ​ແລະ​ຢາ​ຂ້າ​ຫ້​ຍາ​ໃນການຜະຫ​ລິດ​ກະ​ສີ​ກຳ, ​ປັບ​ປຸງ ແລະ ບັງຄັບໃຊ້ ​ບັນ​ຊີສານ​ເຄ​ມີ​ທີ່​ຫ້າມ​ໃຊ້​ໃນ ສ​ປ​ປ ລາວ.

ລັດ​ຖະ​ບານ​ຍັງ​ຄວນ​ຈະຕ້ອງແນະ​ນຳ​ໃຫ້ພາກ​ສ່ວນ​ທີ່​ກ່ຽວ​ຂ້ອງ​ສ້າງ​ຂີດ​ຄວາມ​ສາ​ມາດ​ໃຫ້​ອຳນາດການປົກຄອງຂັ້ນ​ເມືອງ​ໃນ​ການ​ຈັດ​ຕັ້ງ​ປະ​ຕິ​ບັດ​, ການຕິດຕາມກວດ​ກາມ, ຄຸ້ມ​ຄອງ​ພາກ​ທຸ​ລະ​ກິດ​ປູກ​ຫມາກ​ກ້ວຍ​ແລະ​ສ້າງກົນ​ໄກ​ການ​ມີ​ສ່ວນ​ຮ່ວມຂອງ​ຂັ້ນ​ບ້ານ​ແລະ​ຂັ້ນ​ເມືອງ​ໃນ​ການ​ອະ​ນຸ​ມັດ​ສຳ​ປະ​ທານ​ທຸ​ລະ​ກິດ​ກະ​ສີິກຳ​. ພາກ​ສ່ວນ​ທີ່ກ່ຽວ​ຂ້ອງ​ຍັງ​ຄວນ​ສ້າງ​ຂີດ​ຄວາມ​ສາ​ມາດ​ໃຫ້​ຄະ​ນະ​ຄຸ້ມ​ຄອງ​ການ​ລົງ​ທືນ​ຂັ້ນ​ແຂວງ​ຜູ້​ທີ່ເປັນ​ເສ​ນາ​ທິ​ການ​ໃຫ້​ເຈົ້າ​ແຂວງ​ໃນ​ການ​ອະ​ນຸ​ມັດ​ການ​ລົງ​ທຶນ​ອີງ​ຕາມ​ພາ​ລະ​ບົດ​ບາດ​ຂອງ​ຕົນ​. ຄວນ​ຢຸດ​ເຊົາ​ການ​ປູກ​ກ້ວຍ​ທີ່ເຫັນ​ວ່າ​ມີ​ຜົນ​ກະ​ທົບ​ທາງ​ລົບ​ຕໍ​ສີ່ງ​ແວດ​ລ້ອມ​ແລະ​ສັງ​ຄົມ​ໃນ​ຂະ​ນະ​ດຽວ​ກັນ​ຄວນ​ສົ່ງ​ເສີມ​ແລະ ຍ້ອງ​ຍໍ​ຜູ້​ທີ່​ເປັນ​ເຮັດໄດ້​ດີ. ລັດ​ຖະ​ບານ​ຄວນ​ໂຈະ​ການ​ໃຫ້ສຳ​ປະ​ທານ​ປູກ​ກ້ວຍ100ເປີເຊັນ. ລັດຖະບານຍັງຄວນ ແບ່ງ​ງົບ​ປະ​ມານສຳລັບ​ການ​ຄົ້ນ​ຄົ້ວາ​ແລະການສຶກສາ ເພື່ອກຳນົດມາດຕະຖານດ້ານເຕັກນິກ ແລະ ເຕັກນິກ ທີ່ໃຊ້ເຂົ້າໃນການຜະລິດ ​ເພື່ອ​ເປັນ​ບ່ອນ​ອີງ​ໃຫ້​ແກ່​ການ​ອະ​ນຸ​ມັດ​ແລະ​ທົດ​ສອ​ບ​ຜົນ​ກະ​ທົບ​ອັນ​ຍາວ​​ທາງ​ດ້ານ​ສຸ​ຂະ​ພາບຂອງຄົນ​ແລະ​ສີ່ງ​ແວດ​ລ້ອມ. ເພືອ​ບັນລຸການປັບປຸງໃນທາງບວກ ​ມັນ​ຮຽກ​ຮ້ອງມີ​ການ​ຮ່ວມ​ມືອັນດີ​ຈາກ​ຂະ​ແຫນງ​ການ​ທີ່​ກ່ຽວ​ຂ້ອງຕ່າງໆ, ມີ ງົບ​ປະມານ​ໃນ​ການ​ຈັດ​ຕັ້ງປະ​ຕິ​ບັດແລະ​ການ​ຊ່ວຍ​ເຫລືອຈາກ​ອົງ​ການ​ຈັດ​ຕັ້ງ​ສາ​ກົນ​ຕ່າງ​ໆໃນ​ລາວ. ຜະລິດຕະພັນສີນ​ຄ້າ​ໝາກ​ກ້ວຍ​ໄດ້ເລີ້ມ​ຕົ້ນ​ໃນ​ປະ​ເທດ​ປີ 2005 ໂດຍ​ສະ​ເພາະ​ແຂວງ​ຫລວງ​ນ້ຳ​ທາ​ທີ່ ເກີດມີຫຼາຍຕົວແບບທີ່​ມີ​ການ​ລົງ​ທຶນ​ຮ່ວມ​ກັນເຊັ່ນ:1+4, 2+3ແລະ​ ສຳ​ປະ​ທານ 100 ເປີ​ເຊັນ​. ຍັງມີຄວາມເປັນຫ່ວງ ກ່ຽວກັບຜົນ​ກະ​ທົບ​ທາງສະພາບແວດລ້ອມ ແລະ ສັງຄົມ ຈາກ​ການ​ປູກ​ໝາກ​ກ້ວຍ​ ຍ້ອນມາດຕະຖານຄຸ້ມຄອງ ແລະ ລະບົບຕິດຕາມກວດກາຍັງຕໍ່າ, ໂດຍສະເພາະແມ່ນບໍລິສັດທີ່ປູກກ້ວຍເອງ. ການລົງທຶນ​ປູກ​ກ້ວຍ​ໄດ້​ສ້າງ​ລາຍ​ຮັບ​ໃຫ້​ແກ່​ປະ​ຊາ​ຊົນ​ໃນ​ທ້ອງ​ຖີ່ນ​ແຕ່​ມັນ​ກໍ່ໄຫ້ເກີດມີຫຼາຍບັນຫາຂື້ນ ທີ່ກ່ຽວຂ້ອງກັບ ສະພາບແວດລ້ອມ ແລະ ສຸກຂະພາບຂອງຄົນ. ​ທ່ານ ດຣ. ບຸນ​ທອງ ບົວ​ຫອມ ຫົວ​ຫນ້າ​ສະ​ຖາ​ບັນ​ຄົ້ນ​ຄົ້ວາ​ກະ​ສີ​ກຳ​ແລະ​ປ່າ​ໄມ້​ແຫ່ງ​ຊາດ​ເວົ້າ​ວ່າ: ບົດ​ຄົ້ນ​ຄົ້ວາ​ນີ້​ເປັນ​ຂໍ້​ມູນ​ອັນດີ​ໃຫ້​ແກ່ລັດຖະບານ ແລະ ​​ຂະ​ແຫນງ​ການ​ທີ່ກ່ຽວ​ຂ້ອງ​ໃນ​ການ​ຊອກ​ຫາ​ວິ​ທີ​ແກ້​ໄຂ​ບັນ​ຫາ​ແລະ​ວາງ​ນະ​ໂຍ​ບາຍດ້ານ​ອຸດ​ສາ​ຫະ​ກຳທີ່​ດີ​ກ່​ວາ​ໃນ​ອະ​ນາ​ຄົດ.​

 

Research team proposes better banana plantation management

Vientiane Times, April 4, 2016.

An agricultural research team has called for the government to formulate and enforce policies and measures to manage banana plantation investments in Laos after they were shown to have negative impacts on society and the environment. The team from the National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI) and the National University of Laos recently conducted a study on banana plantations, supported by various international organisations. Its recommendations include the formulation of appropriate market policies in order to avoid the risks of failing prices and policy implementation for the proper enforcement of environmental laws.

Bokeo Governor imposes ban on expansion of banana farms

By Phetsamone

(KPL) The Governor of Bokeo Province Khamphanh Pheuyavong has imposed a ban on the further expansion of banana plantations invested in by foreign investors in the province. The area of banana plantation investments by foreign companies currently stands at over 10,000 ha.  “Impacts on the environment and nearby communities partly results from the fact that relevant government authorities failed to carry out proper management and monitoring of the issue. As a result, chemical fertilizers and harmful herbicides and pesticides have been used by foreign investors,” said Governor Khamphanh Pheuyavong.

Agriculture ministry to pursue three focal targets

Vientiane Times, February 2, 2016

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has announced it will pursue three focal targets set to ensure food security, greater commercial production and sustainable forestry management. In its five-year plan provided recently, the ministry revealed the first target is to secure food production with sufficient nutrition. In this regard, the ministry will pursue the annual production of 2.5 million tonnes of paddy rice via government-introduced food security projects. Of which, between 200,000 and 400,000 tonnes will be stockpiled as national reserve.

Another target is for the production of the five food groups to reach an average of 2,600 kilocalories per person per day. In addition, the ministry has announced, as identified in the second target, to produce more commodities with better quality on a commercial basis with focus on producing clean and organic farm products. The ministry said organic farm produce were in high demand in markets of other Asean member countries, China, Japan and the Republic of Korea. Foodstuffs production has increased in recent years paving the way to attain the set target, thanks to incentive policies and regulations introduced to facilitate production. Nationwide production of rice increased from just 3.06 million tonnes in 2011 to 4.2 million tonnes in 2015, which enabled Laos to export some surplus. Production of other foodstuffs increased from 1.23 million tonnes in 2011 to 1.41 million tonnes in 2015.
Domestic average annual production and supply of meats, chickens and eggs increased from 48 kilograms per person in 2011 to 55 kilograms per person in 2015 meeting the targeted plan.
As a result, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations certified in 2015 that Laos had achieved millennium development goal I (MDG 1) on eradicating extreme poverty and hunger. Zoning projects have been established to promote clean and organic production of crops such as coffee, cassava, jobs tear, bananas, rice, and watermelons among others. Notably, Laos has started to export rice to China and is expected to increase these exports to 8,000 tonnes in the immediate future generating income of US$6 million (more than 48.4 billion kip). Livestock farms have increased in number, highlighted by a Japanese investor’s large and modern farm in XiengKhuang province to rear thousands of head of cattle. In a move to ensure sustainable management of forests, a survey has been completed to facilitate the allocation of 51 production forest areas. Allocation of production forest will assist logging plans. The ministry said it would continue to complete the allocation of production forest areas and village forest areas across the country to facilitate sustainable forestry management.

ວິ­ໄສ​ທັດ​ ພັດ­ທະ­ນາ​ຊຸມ​ຊົນ​ຂອງ​ໂຄງ­ການ​ເຂື່ອນ​ໄຟ­ຟ້າ​ນ້ຳ​ງຽບ 1

“ເສດຖະກິດ-ສັງຄົມ” 16 ພະຈິກ 2015

ການ​ສ້າງ​ອາ­ຊີບ ແລະ​ ຍົກ​ສູງຄຸນ​ນະ​ພາບ​ຊີ­ວິດ​ຄື​ວິ­ໄສ​ທັດ​ພັດ­ທະ­ນາຊຸມ​ໃນ​ເຂດ​ກໍ່­ສ້າງ​ ໂຄງ­ການ​ເຂື່ອນ​ໄຟຟ້າ​ນ້ຳ​ງຽບ 1 ຊຶ່ງ​ແນ­ໃສ່​ສ້າງ​ຄວາມເຂັ້ມ­ແຂງ​ໃຫ້​ປະ­ຊາ­ຊົນ​ປະ­ມານ 3.000 ຄົນ ທີ່​ຈະ​ໄດ້​ຮັບ​ຜົນ​ກະ­ທົບ​ຈາກການ​ກໍ່­ສ້າງ​ເຂື່ອນ ທັງ​ນີ້​ທາງ​ໂຄງ­ການກໍ​ໄດ້​ປະ­ສານ​ງານ​ກັບ​ອຳ­ນາດ​ການ​ປົກຄອງ​ທ້ອງ­ຖິ່ນ ແລະ​ລົງ​ເຮັດ​ວຽກ​ຮ່ວມກັບ​ສະ­ມາ­ຊິກ​ຊຸມ​ຊົນ ໂດຍ​ອີງ­ໃສ່​ແນວທາງ​ນະ­ໂຍ­ບາຍ​ຂອງ​ພັກ ແລະ​ລັດ​ຖະບານ ທັງ​ພ້ອມ​ປະ­ຕິ­ບັດ​ຕາມ​ມາດ­ຖານສາ­ກົນ​ໃນ​ດ້ານ​ການ​ອອກ​ແບບ ແລະ ຈັດ​ຕັ້ງ​ປະ­ຕິ­ບັດ​ການ​ຊົດ​ເຊີຍ ລວມ​ໄປເຖິງ​ແຜນ​ງານ​ປັບ­ປຸງ​ຊີ­ວິດ​ການ​ເປັນ​ຢູ່ໃຫ້​ແກ່​ຄົນ​ໃນ​ຊຸມ​ຊົນ ເພື່ອ​ຮັບ­ປະ­ກັນວ່າ​ຊາວ­ບ້ານ​ທີ່​ຖືກ​ຍົກ­ຍ້າຍ​ຈະ​ມີ​ຊີ­ວິດ​ການ​ເປັນ​ຢູ່​ ທີ່​ດີ​ຂຶ້ນ​ກວ່າ​ເກົ່າ.

   ອີງ​ຕາມ​ການ​ສະ­ເໜີ​ຂ່າວ​ຂອງໜັງ­ສື­ພິມ ປະ­ຊາ­ຊົນ ສະ­ບັບ​ວັນ​ທີ 26 ຕຸ­ລາ 2015 ຜ່ານ​ມາ​ໄດ້​ລາຍ​ງານ​ວ່າ ໂຄງ­ການ​ກໍ່­ສ້າງ​ເຂື່ອນ​ໄຟ­ຟ້າ​ນ້ຳ​ງຽບ 1 ພວມ​ກະ­ກຽມ​ຍົກ­ຍ້າຍ​ປະ­ຊາ­ຊົນ​ທີ່ຄາດ​ວ່າ​ຈະ​ໄດ້​ຮັບ​ຜົນ​ກະ­ທົບ​ຈາກ​ໂຄງ ການ​ລວມ​ມີບ້ານ​ຫາດ​ຊາຍ​ຄຳ ແຂວງບໍ​ລິ​ຄຳ​ໄຊ ແລະ​ອີກ​ສີ່​ໝູ່​ບ້ານ​ທີ່​ຂຶ້ນ​ກັບເມືອງ​ຮົ່ມ ແຂວງ​ໄຊ​ສົມ­ບູນ ຊຶ່ງ​ຢູ່​ໃນ ຂອບ​ເຂດ​ທີ່​ຕັ້ງ​ໂຄງ­ການ​ເຂື່ອນ​ໄຟ­ຟ້ານ້ຳ​ງຽບ 1 ແລະ​ຄາດ​ວ່າ​ຈະ​ຖືກ​ນ້ຳຖ້ວມ​ພາຍ­ຫຼັງ​ການ​ກໍ່­ສ້າງ​ເຂື່ອນ​ໄຟ­ຟ້າສຳ­ເລັດ​ໃນ ​ປີ 2018 ສຳ­ລັບ​ເຂື່ອນ​ໄຟ ຟ້າ​ນ້ຳ​ງຽບ 1 ແມ່ນ​ມີ​ກຳ­ລັງ​ຕິດ​ຕັ້ງ 290 ເມ​ກາ​ວັດ ໃນ​ນັ້ນ​ກະ­ແສ​ໄຟ­ຟ້າ ປະ­ມານ 93% ຈະ​ຖືກ​ສົ່ງ​ຂາຍ​ໃຫ້­ການໄຟ­ຟ້າ​ຝ່າຍ​ຜະ­ລິດ​ແຫ່ງ​ປະ­ເທດ​ໄທ ສ່ວນ​ທີ່​ເຫຼືອ​ຈະ​ຂາຍ​ໃຫ້​ບໍ­ລິ­ສັດ​ໄຟ­ຟ້າ ລາວ.

ຢ່າງ­ໃດ​ກໍ​ດີ ເພື່ອ​ເຮັດ​ໃຫ້​ຊຸມ​ຊົນ​ໄດ້ຮັບ​ຜົນ​ກະ­ທົບ​ໜ້ອຍ​ທີ່​ສຸດ​ຈາກ​ການ​ດຳເນີນ​ ໂຄງ­ການ​ດັ່ງ­ກ່າວ ຈິ່ງ​ມີ​ການ​ວາງ ແຜນ ແລະ​ດຳ­ເນີນ​ງານ​ຕ່າງໆ​ກ່ຽວ​ກັບການ​ພັດ­ທະ­ນາ​ຊຸມ​ຊົນ​ທັງ​ນີ້ ທ່ານ ນິ​ລັນດອນ ຖາ­ວອນ​ສຸກ ຫົວ­ໜ້າ​ທີມ​ງານ ດ້ານ​ການ​ພັດ­ທະ­ນາ​ຊີ­ວິດ​ການ​ເປັນ​ຢູ່ຂອງ​ຊຸມ​ຊົນ​ໃນ​ເຂດ​ໂຄງ­ການ​ ເຂື່ອນໄຟ­ຟ້າ​ນ້ຳ​ງຽບ 1 ກໍ​ໄດ້​ເປີດ­ເຜີຍ​ວ່າ “ໄດ້​ມີ​ການ​ສະ­ໜອງ​ທຶນ​ໃນ​ເບື້ອງ​ຕົ້ນ ແລະ​ຊ່ວຍ​ຊາວ­ບ້ານ​ກະ­ກຽມ​ໜອງ​ປາ ແລະ​ເນື້ອ­ທີ່​ສຳ­ລັບ​ເຮັດ​ການ​ຜະ­ລິດໄປ​ພ້ອມ​ກັບ​ການ​ຝຶກ​ອົບ­ຮົມ​ ປະ­ຊາ­ຊົນໃຫ້​ຮູ້​ວິ­ທີ​ປູກ​ຜັກ ແລະ​ລ້ຽງ­ສັດ ເພື່ອເປັນ​ອາ­ຫານ ແລະ​ເປັນ​ສິນ­ຄ້າອີກ​ທັງໄດ້​ນຳ­ພາ​ປະ­ຊາ­ຊົນ​ໄປ​ທັດ­ສະ­ນະ​ສຶກສາ​ບັນ­ດາ​ ໂຄງ­ການ​ພັດ­ທະ­ນາ​ຕ່າງໆ​ທີ່ມີ​ຮູບ​ແບບ​ຄ້າຍ­ຄື​ກັນ ເພື່ອ​ໃຫ້​ເຂົາ­ເຈົ້າເຂົ້າ­ໃຈ  ແລະ​ສາ­ມາດ​ນຳ​ໃຊ້​ຄວາມ​ຮູ້​ທີ່ໄດ້​ຮຽນ​ໄດ້​ເຫັນ​ມາ​ ເພື່ອ​ນຳ​ໃຊ້​ເຂົ້າໃນ​ການ​ຜະ­ລິດ​ກະ­ສິ­ກຳ​ອັນ​ຈະ​ນຳລາຍ​ໄດ້​ມາ​ໃຫ້​ຄອບ­ຄົວ ແລະ​ຊຸມ​ຊົນ”.

Villagers and eucalypt concession cooperation benefits community

Vientiane Times, July 27, 2015.

The promotion of industrial trees is a key priority of the government for long term socio-economic development. Thousands of hectares of land were approved by the government for concessions to Lao and foreign companies for industrial tree plantations such as rubber, eucalyptus and teak.

Borikhamxay rubber farmers selling land to clear debts

Vientiane Times, July 17, 2015

Rubber growers in Borikhamxay province are placing for sale signs up on their land in a desperate attempt to relieve debt problems. An official from the provincial Agriculture and Forestry Department, who asked not to be named, told Vientiane Times on Thursday that rubber tree plantations have been advertised for sale across the province. Local growers have decided to sell their land because of the low price of rubber and to repay debts. “They’re in debt because they borrowed money from the banks to plant their rubber trees,” he explained.

Food for thought

Bangkok Post 25th May 2015 – Business News

Childhood nutrition remains poor in Laos, where allocation of large land concessions to investors could be one factor undermining food security
For more details please read article in the below link:

http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/news/571871/food-for-thought

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