04 Oct 2016 VietNamNet
Large M&A deal could change Vietnam’s sugar industry
Hoang Anh Gia Lai Group (HAGL) has finally confirmed that it is negotiating with Thanh Thanh Cong (TTC) on the transfer of its sugar mill and 6,000 ha plantation in Laos.
29 Sep 2016 Vietiane Times
Officials inspect banana plantation after workers fall ill
Vientiane officials went to observe operations at a 40,000-hectare Chinese-owned banana plantation in Pakngum district yesterday after five workers fell ill from pesticide exposure.
21 Sep 2016 Land Portal
Land Portal launches innovative dynamic country portfolios based on linked open data
Inclusive approach in concert with Mekong region partners forges unprecedented access to data and information on land
20 Sep 2016 RFA
Lao government promises over land are met with suspicion
Laos’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has estimated that government officials have given more than one million hectares of the country’s total land area of 23.7 million hectares as concessions to foreign investors
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.


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