16 Nov 2017 Viantiane Times
Regional countries seek new approaches to agricultural investment
Laos and other countries located along the Mekong River will assess the challenges of large-scale agricultural investments to find better solutions for sustainable development and boost economic growth in the region.
13 Nov 2017 ECNS
Chinese firms eye Laos opportunities
The official visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Laos will boost the business ties between the two nations. Agriculture is one of the main sectors targeted by Chinese investors in the neighboring country. Xi will visit the country from Monday to Tuesday.
07 Aug 2017 Reuters
China approves 10 international agricultural parks
China has approved plans to establish international agricultural demonstration zones in 10 countries. The projects include an agriculture technology park in Laos, Zambia dan Fiji, said agriculture ministry in a statement.
06 Aug 2017 Commodafrica
La Chine va créer des zones de démonstration agricole dans 10 pays
Le ministère chinois de l'Agriculture a validé la création de "zones de démonstration agricole à l'international" dans 10 pays, rapporte Reuters. Objectif : accroître son influence sur le secteur agricole mondial.
03 Aug 2017 Viantiane Times
Livestock links advanced with Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City
Laos is allocating 1,500 hectares of farmland along the That Luang marsh channel to grow the feed grasses needed for cattle raising, according to Vientiane Livestock and Fisheries section official. Vientiane is cooperating with distributors in Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City to expand the numbers of cattle.
27 Apr 2017 Xinhua
Chinese company to build modern agricultural industrial park in Laos
Lao Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with China's Xuanye (Lao) Co., Ltd/AVIC International Beijing Co., Ltd on a modern agricultural industrial park project in Laos.
07 Mar 2017 Vientiane Times
Chinese investors reconsider plantations as profits prove elusive in banana business
Some Chinese investors plan to shutter their banana farms in Laos and relocate to other countries while others plan to replace the yellow herbaceous fruit with other agricultural crops after sustaining losses.
11 Feb 2017 Vientiane Times
Lao farm products to enjoy tariff exemptions
Unprocessed Lao farm products raised and grown by Vietnamese investors in the 10 Lao provinces that share a border with Vietnam will enjoy tariff and value-added tax exemptions when exported to Vietnam.
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


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