Source: Vientiane Times, November 16, 2017
Organization: Village Focus International (VFI)
Project: Lao Land Resource Center Project
Start work date: As soon as possible
Job title: Lao Land Resource Centre (LLRC) Manager
Lao Land Resource Centre (LLRC) Manager
The Lao Land Resource Centre (LLRC) Manager will assume responsibility for all day-to-day management of Lao Land Resource Centre. The LLRC will:
Source: Vientiane Times, 10 November 2017
Source: Phouthan Pasaxon Newspaper, Issue 1st – 4th October 2017
(NA) To strengthen deep understanding on Land and Natural Resource Management, Legislative Research Institute of National Assembly organized workshop on “Knowledge and Experience Sharing with the National Assembly/Provincial People councils’ members on Land and Natural Resource Management” at International Convention Training Center (ICTC), Vientiane from 28-29 October 2017. The workshop was chaired by Dr Khampheuy Panmalaythong, the president of Legislative Research Institute of National Assembly, Laos. There were totally 153 participants from National Assembly’s members, Provincial People Assembly ’ members, President – Vice president of the NA committees, President -Vice president of different departments, centers, officials from National Assembly, The acting director general of Legislation Department from Ministry National Resource and Environment, representatives of relevant ministries, representatives from Village Focus International (VFI), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Community Association for Mobilizing Knowledge in Development (CAMKID)/Oxfam attended this workshop.
Source: Vientiane Times, 22 September 2017.
Assisting farmers and producers is one of the government’s top priorities in driving commercial productivity and boosting exports, a senior official has said.
Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Dr Lien Thikeo told media recently that the agricultural promotion policy needs to be implemented effectively to help farmers and businesses enhance productivity.
Enforcement of the Prime Minister’s Order No. 15 issued on May 13, 2016, has had a positive impact. Many entrepreneurs are now using their land, on which they previously operated a timber business, to raise cattle and pigs, he said.
LIWG, September 11, 2017
The Land Information Working Group is looking for a dynamic and motivated International Coordinator Volunteer, with an interest in land issues and commitment to social justice.
Location: Based in Vientiane
Volunteer Period: October 2017 to March 2018 (from 4 to 6 months duration). This can be a part-time volunteering (replacement of maternity leaves).
Tasks: He/She represents the network at various meetings and events, implements activities in a timely manner and within budget parameters according to the strategy and work plan, and acts as a facilitator that brings members and other stakeholders together.
Source: Vientiane Times, August 31, 2017
Government officials met in Vientiane yesterday to discuss solutions to land conflict issues across the country with the aim of improving land management and preventing the misuse of land.
The meeting of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment was attended by the Minister, Mr Sommad Pholsena, and other stakeholders from around the country.
Over the past year, there has been widespread misuse of forested and public land. The price of land has continued to rise, especially in cities.
Source: Vientiane Times, August 25, 2017
The export value of bananas in the first six months (Q1 and Q2) of this year decreased compared to the same period last year and is expected to decline further.
The drop in exports comes after the government called a halt to the establishment of large scale banana plantations in a bid to prevent environmental impacts, with local authorities also taking stricter action against banana farms. Laos earned almost US$125 million from banana exports in Q1 and Q2 this year, while last year’s figure for the same period was over US$137.5 million, according to the Ministry of Industry and Commerce.