Mekong Region Land Governance Project

Implementation Agreement for the MRLG supported Laos Responsible Agricultural Investment (RAI) workstream signed in Vientiane

Implementation Agreement for the MRLG supported Laos Responsible Agricultural Investment (RAI) workstream signed in Vientiane

On the 11th August during a project inception workshop held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Vientiane, Mr. Outakeo Keodouangsinh, Director General, Investment Promotions Department Ministry of Planning and Investment and Mr. John Meadows, MRLG Team Leader signed the Implementation Agreement for MRLG’s Laos RAI workstream.

Under the terms of the Agreement MPI (IPD) will lead work that builds upon the success of the MRLG Phase 1 LAP Project (Lease Agreements for Plantations). The work will focus on the piloting and development of a national rollout plan for the “Instruction on Investment Approval and Land Management Mechanism For Leasing or Concession to Cultivate Crops” as well as  overseeing research aimed at developing policy recommendations towards the development of a guidelines on contract farming and other alternative RAI models based on review of existing local  and international good practices.  

Mr. Outakeo Keodouangsinh (left), Director General, Investment Promotions Department Ministry of Planning and Investment, and Mr. John Meadows (right), MRLG Team Leader are signing the Implementation Agreement for MRLG’s Laos RAI workstream

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