Laos is now well on the way to ensuring responsible agricultural investment, thanks to a series of study visits undertaken by government representatives.
After a study visit to China in 2016 and field trips to various provinces in Laos, the Investment Promotion Department (IPD) of the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) embarked on another journey to the Philippines in September 2017.
This visit was a learning opportunity to enable the IPD to develop appropriate guidelines for responsible agricultural investment in Laos, with a focus on banana plantation leases. The development of a set of guidelines is the key output of IPD’s project Lease Agreement Plantation (LAP) supported by the Mekong Region Land Governance project (MRLG).
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Source : Mekong Region Land Governance Newsletter October 2017