Community consultation and communication tools to better meet the requirements of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC): Video, posters and facilitators’ guide (Lao language)

Lack of adequate provision of information and poor consultation with local communities by agribusiness and plantation companies has often led to land conflicts and put investments at risk Sora Enso, a plantation company that has been operating in Laos since 2007, has been working on a transition process for its land acquisition and consultation procedure with the aim of achieving greater consistency with FPIC standards. With support from MRLG, Stora Enso joined with NGO Village Focus International to develop a suite of community engagement tools and techniques.

These include:

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