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Lao Organic Agriculture Forum (L-NOF) is a platform to facilitate information and experience sharing among stakeholders interested in organic agriculture development in Lao PDR. The Forum is aim to encourage public-private partnership and dialogue and open to all stakeholders including producer organizations, trader associations, environmental groups, research institutions, and consumer associations.
The L-NOF is initiated by UNCTAD under the UN Inter Agency Cluster on Trade and Productive Capacity project "Enhancing sustainable tourism, clean production and export capacity in Lao PDR".
 
Related Meetings and Reports 
 
        • Lao Organic Agriculture Forum
        • The first Forum meeting was held on 23rd March 2012 in Vientiane city. Lao Organic Agriculture Forum (LOAF) is a platform to facilitate information- and experience sharing among stakeholders interested in organic agriculture development in Lao PDR. The Forum is aim to encourage public-private partnership and dialogue and open to all stakeholders including producer organizations, trader associations, environmental groups, research institutions, and consumer associations.

A 2-day technical training workshop was organized in Luang Prabang, Lao. The workshop focus on 4 areas, i.e. the principles of high yielding organic farming systems, pest and disease management, weed management, and organic marketing strategies and system. Training materials are available in English and Lao for interested people.  

  • National update
This report is part of the project UN Inter Agency Cluster on Trade and Productive Capacity "Enhancing sustainable tourism, clean production and export capacity in Lao People’s Democratic Republic". The report is prepared by Vitoon Panyakul (Earth Net Foundation) and financed by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) The report covers Laos’ agriculture policies, the historical development of organic agriculture in Laos PDR, the extent of organic production, the market (both export and domestic), organic products available in domestic markets, organic standards & regulations, education, research, and training on organic farming.
 

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