23 Aug 2016 Vientiane Times
Korean company looking to crack open cashew nut market
Provincial administration office in Champassak, Laos gave the go ahead for a US$9 million project by Korean company G Farm for planting cashew nut trees and processing plant. Agriculture and Forestry Department plans to promote the growing of 10,000 hectares of nuts in the province.
15 Jul 2016 RFA
Company uses loophole in Lao law to grab land in Savannakhet
Villagers in southern Savannakhet province have been at loggerheads with the Chinese-backed Lamxe Road-Bridge Construction Company since May, when the firm started clearing land for cattle farms.
18 May 2016 Vientiane Times
Saravan approves concession for custard apple plantation
Saravan provincial authorities in Laos approve a 200 ha land concession to a Korean company which will grow custard apple and moringa for export
07 Apr 2016 Vientiane Times
No more land concessions in Champassak
More than 100 companies both local and overseas have registered for land concessions on state land in Champassak, Laos.
11 Dec 2015 PNA
First batch of Laos rice exported to China
Laos says it will expand agricultural plantation areas and set up plantation regions to boost exports to China.
19 Oct 2015 Libération
«Le gouvernement a vendu le nord du Laos à la Chine»
Dans certains districts de la province de Bokéo de très nombreux paysans laotiens louent leurs terres à des Chinois qui établissent des plantations de bananiers s’étalant sur plusieurs milliers d’hectares.
02 Oct 2015 Local Action Links
Land grabbing and impacts to small-scale farmers in Southeast Asia sub-region
This paper aims to study the situation of land grabbing and its impacts on small-scale farmers in 5 countries, namely Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.
24 Jul 2015 LNTV
DPM Somsavat visited a rice production project in Khammuan province
Beidahuang Group is investing US$5 million in the project on a 600 hectare concession located at Nakatang village in Yommalath district of Khammuan province, Lao PDR.
10 Jun 2015 FERN
EU investors, land grabs and deforestation: case-studies
European banks and investors are a major source of finance for large-scale destructive agriculture; forestry; and pulp and paper projects.
29 May 2015 Bangkok Post
Mitr Phol growing in Laos
Mitr Phol Group, Asia's biggest sugar producer, has earmarked 3.5 billion baht to double production in Laos, fed by a plantation area in the southern province of Savannakhet.
30 Apr 2015 GRAIN
Asia's agrarian reform in reverse: laws taking land out of small farmers' hands
Legislative changes now sweeping across Asia threaten to displace millions of peasant families, undermine local food systems and increase violent conflicts over land. Already, just six percent of Asia's farm owners hold around 66% of its farmland.
19 Mar 2015 VietNamNet
Local groups pour capital in agriculture projects
The head of Hoang Anh Gia Lai Group, Doan Nguyen Duc, now owns 46,000 ha of rubber, 10,000 ha of sugar cane and 6,000 ha of corn in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar and plans to raise 236,000 cows in Laos.


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