Eat Greener - Changing Food Consumption Patterns: A Sustainable Approach towards Economic Development in Lao PDR
Lao PDR is a LDC, landlocked and surrounded by some competitive and fast-growing countries. To develop its economy the Lao government policy promotes high external input production models. Green and organic products development has become a priority as well, but few incentives are in place to support this sector. This situation represents a threat in many such as small farmers not being able to compete on the local market, promotion of non-sustainable agriculture, dependency on chemical inputs (with raising costs over time), air and water pollution.
The Project seeks to boost national, ASEAN and European consumption of Lao sustainable food products (organic rice, tea, etc.). Increased demand for Lao greener processed food products will increase their market share and have a positive impact throughout the value chain stakeholders in a sector with high poverty alleviation potential while using environmental resources efficiently.
(Project implementation 2014 - 2015)
Duration: 4/2014 - 3/2018
Total budget: EUR 1,238,069.18 (EU Contribution: 89.84%)
Ms. Esther Diaz
98/8 Sithong Road, Ban Nongduantai
PO Box 4723
Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR
VZW Oxfam Solidariteit Solidarité ASBL (OSB)
OSB is the lead partner and responsible for overall project implementation and outcomes. It provides capacity building for partners and target groups.
Phone Soung Agricultural Development Project (PSADP)
PSADP is a governmental project partner and plays a role in coordinating with different government agencies in Vientiane Province. It provides support to local SMEs, including on marketing and market access, and contributes to advocacy work and consumer awareness campaigns on green food products.
Association de Soutien au Développement des Sociétés Paysannes (ASDSP)
ASDSP is a project partner. It will support local SMEs to improve food processing quality and SMEs’ access to local and international markets, through its links and collaboration with Lao Farmers Products.