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22 May 2014IRIN
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 2014Vientiane 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.
26 Feb 2014RFA
Asia's great land grab
Rising tension over land seizures is emerging as a critical issue in Asia. An RFA special report examines the changing dynamic of Asia’s Great Land Grab.
22 Jan 2014RFA
Lao farmers confront police over land grab
A citizen video shows a rare confrontation between authorities and villagers in Bokeo Province, Northern Laos, where villagers gathered to block construction workers from digging up their rice fields for a Chinese investor.
07 Dec 2013Vientiane Times
Chinese agricultural firm looking to invest in Champassak
A large Chinese investor is looking to secure a concession for 10,000 hectares of land on the Bolaven plateau in Champassak province, Laos PDR, for rice, small crops and cattle raising, according to provincial officials.
16 Nov 2013FAO
The gender and equity implications of land-related investments on land access and labour and income-generating opportunities
Three FAO reports published in 2013 looking at Lao PDR, Zambia and Ghana
16 Sep 2013Thompson Reuters
The land should feed the people first
Large multinational corporations are swooping into Laos to acquire the land — or the rights to the resources that the land holds — from the local, regional and national governments.
08 Jul 2013Bretton Woods Project
Se revela que la CFI financió expropiación de tierras en Camboya, Laos y Honduras
Al tiempo que el Directorio Ejecutivo del Banco Mundial sigue favoreciendo los fondos de capital privado, se afirma que los intermediarios financieros de la CFI han financiado 'apropiación de tierras" en el sudeste asiático y violaciones de los derechos de la población indígena en Honduras.
26 Jun 2013Bretton Woods Project
IFC financed 'land grabs' in Cambodia, Laos and Honduras exposed
Investments by the World Bank's IFC in financial intermediaries are alleged to have financed 'land grabs' in South East Asia and violations of indigenous people's rights in Honduras.
13 May 2013The Guardian
Deutsche Bank and IFC accused of bankrolling Vietnam firms' land grabs
Two Vietnamese firms bankrolled by Deutsche Bank and the International Finance Corporation – the World Bank's private lending arm – are leading a wave of land grabs in Cambodia and Laos, causing widespread evictions, illegal logging and food insecurity, according to a report.
12 May 2013Global Witness
Rubber barons - a Global Witness report
Rubber Barons shows how vast amounts of land have been acquired for rubber plantations in Cambodia and Laos by two of Vietnam's biggest largest companies, Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) and the Vietnam Rubber Group (VRG).
27 Apr 2013Vientiane Times
Vietnamese firm to buy crop from Champassak rice farmers
The company will also seek to obtain land concessions for additional rice cultivation in the districts of Soukhouma and Sanasomboun.

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