19 Oct 2015 Libération
«Le gouvernement a vendu le nord du Laos à la Chine»
Dans certains districts de la province de Bokéo de très nombreux paysans laotiens louent leurs terres à des Chinois qui établissent des plantations de bananiers s’étalant sur plusieurs milliers d’hectares.
02 Oct 2015 Local Action Links
Land grabbing and impacts to small-scale farmers in Southeast Asia sub-region
This paper aims to study the situation of land grabbing and its impacts on small-scale farmers in 5 countries, namely Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.
10 Jun 2015 FERN
EU investors, land grabs and deforestation: case-studies
European banks and investors are a major source of finance for large-scale destructive agriculture; forestry; and pulp and paper projects.
29 May 2015 Bangkok Post
Mitr Phol growing in Laos
Mitr Phol Group, Asia's biggest sugar producer, has earmarked 3.5 billion baht to double production in Laos, fed by a plantation area in the southern province of Savannakhet.
30 Apr 2015 GRAIN
Asia's agrarian reform in reverse: laws taking land out of small farmers' hands
Legislative changes now sweeping across Asia threaten to displace millions of peasant families, undermine local food systems and increase violent conflicts over land. Already, just six percent of Asia's farm owners hold around 66% of its farmland.
19 Mar 2015 VietNamNet
Local groups pour capital in agriculture projects
The head of Hoang Anh Gia Lai Group, Doan Nguyen Duc, now owns 46,000 ha of rubber, 10,000 ha of sugar cane and 6,000 ha of corn in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar and plans to raise 236,000 cows in Laos.
15 Jan 2015 Vientiane Times
Champassak moves towards ‘land as equity' project model
Lao authorities granted the first ‘land as equity' project to a Chinese entrepreneur for a 10,000 ha plantation in Phonthong district.
31 Oct 2014 RFA
Laos plans to allow foreigners to purchase land in controversial move
Laos is to allow foreign investors to purchase land under a proposed law which some groups say would discriminate against locals and threaten national sovereignty.
29 Sep 2014 Vientiane Times
Chinese investors eye fruit plantations in Saravan
Chinese investors are eying the potential of multi-million dollar investments in banana and other tropical fruit plantation projects in Saravan province, according to the provincial deputy governor.
10 Sep 2014 Vientiane Times
Chinese authorities eye agricultural investment in Laos
Authorities of Quanzhou city in China’s Fujian province have expressed their interest in agricultural investment in growing rice and organic vegetables to supply the Chinese market.
22 May 2014 IRIN
Laos “land grabs” drive subsistence farmers into deeper poverty
Large-scale land leases in Laos are driven by foreign investment projects brokered between the government and private companies, which have increased in frequency in the past decade.
17 Mar 2014 Vientiane Times
Govt to assess land concession viability
The Lao government has approved hundreds of thousands of hectares in concessions, but has yet to identify how many hectares of land investors have already used or whether they have followed their original proposals.


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