• Coffee colonialism: Olam plantation displaces Lao farmers
    • CorpWatch
    • 04 June 2012

    Between the farmers and Olam lies one of Lao’s most powerful, and some allege, corrupt families, the Siphandones.

  • Vietnam group starts huge sugar project in Laos
    • Tuoi Tre News
    • 23 November 2011

    Vietnam’s Hoang Anh Gia Lai Group started work on the construction of a US$100 million sugar and sugarcane industrial cluster in Attapeu province, southern Laos.

  • Lao-Indochina Group prepares for IPO
    • Vientiane Times
    • 14 November 2011

    Lao Indochina Group, which grows cassava on about 7,700 hectares of land in three provinces in Laos, is mobilising investment funds to expand business.

  • Laos, China sign MOU to develop organic farms
    • Vientiane Times
    • 26 October 2011

    Lao and Chinese businesses this week signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for investment in organic farming in Laos, at a cost of about US$5 million.

  • Thai company eyes cassava, oil palm investment in Laos
    • Vientiane Times
    • 02 September 2011

    The RTL World Trade Company wants to grow about 50,000 hectares of cassava and oil palms in Vientiane province.

  • Laos swamped by foreign investment
    • AFP
    • 18 May 2011

    A new Chinese-controlled town inside Laos where Laotians are not welcome.

  • Laos losing out to land concessions
    • Vientiane Times
    • 27 April 2011

    More than 50 percent of land concessions granted for investment projects result in detrimental affects to Laos, according to an expert from the National Land Management Authority

  • Laos: Land concessions come under scrutiny
    • Vientiane Times
    • 22 April 2011

    The granting of land leases and concessions for some investment projects is unacceptable, as some projects negatively impact on the environment and livelihoods of local people.

  • Laos and the Resource Curse
    • Asian Sentinel
    • 21 October 2010

    China and other nations are making Laos an industrial farm, to the detriment of its ecology

  • Laos gives green light to foreign rice farmers
    • Vientiane Times
    • 22 June 2010

    The government will allow foreign companies and individuals to invest in rice cultivation in Laos, Prime Minister Bouasone Bouphavanh announced on Friday

  • Kuwait backs rice cultivation study in Laos
    • Vientiane Times
    • 07 June 2010

    Kuwait has provided US$350,000 to the Lao Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry to study the suitability of extending irrigation so rice can be grown for export to Kuwait.

  • PE firm rethinks Laos/Cambodia fund
    • Financial Times
    • 18 April 2010

    FIDP has launched a Cambodia and Laos fund, “an extended China play” that will focus largely on agriculture, seeking to benefit from China’s desire for food security.

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