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Fifth Lao Organic Agriculture Forum (LOAF 5)
15 - 16 June 2016
Vientiane Plaza Hotel
Vientiane, Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Key Issues

Moving towards organic agriculture sustainability in Lao People's Democratic Republic

Visuel-v1.jpg​As part of the concluding activities of the second phase of the United Nations cluster project on productive capacity for Lao PDR, the fifth Lao Organic Agriculture Forum (LOAF 5), implemented by UNCTAD, seeks to take stock of the Lao Organic Agriculture Strategies developed by the Department of Agriculture, which benefitted from recommendations from previous LOAFs (2012-2015) and supported by aid organizations.

LOAF 5 will explore partnerships to ensure the sustainability of the organic agriculture sector in Lao PDR while increasing coherence between different key public and private stakeholders, organizations and donors involved.

LOAF 5 will also provide a platform to facilitate Business-to-Business (B2B) meetings with producers and buyers by organizing a trade fair and field visits. It will be a unique opportunity to showcase and promote organic products for eventual trade. It will also encourage stakeholders to finalize arrangements concerning the institutional sustainability of the platform, as well as of the overall public and private leaderships of the organic sector in Lao PDR.

1. Stock-taking of progress made on the organic agriculture strategy in Lao PDR, LOAF institutionalization and sustainability.
2. Develop partnerships to ensure the sustainability of the organic agriculture sector in Lao PDR.
3. Facilitate business-to-business meetings between buyers and producers through trade fairs.


Co-organized with:Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Mr Henrique Pacini

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