Publication: September 2016

Agribusiness Investment in Lao PDR

This document presents the experiences of two investors, Stora Enso Lao Co. Ltd (SEL) and Outspan Bolovens Limited (OBL), who have invested in agribusiness plantations (eucalyptus and coffee respectively) in the south of Lao PDR. It discusses the lessons learned on four key topics related to responsible investment:

  1. Land acquisition;
  2. Compensation and benefit sharing;
  3. Community engagement;
  4. Grievance mechanisms.

They are the result of a week-long multi-stakeholder engagement and dialogue, involving the companies themselves, government, civil society organisations and the communities concerned.

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Phonsavanh Tai village, Sisattanak district, Vientiane capital, Lao PDR.