Critical Factors for Self-Sustaining Farmer Organizations in Northern Laos
Publication Code: 
FR2017-018
ISBN: 
978-1-86320-080-6
Date Released: 
01/09/2017
Author(s): 
Peter Case and John G. Connell
Summary

Final report - Critical Factors for Self-Sustaining Farmer Organizations in Northern Laos, ASEM-2014-102

This SRA involved three groups of stakeholders—local farmers represented by their community-elected organizational leaders, government service providers represented by district and provincial extension agents and leaders, and a team of international researchers—collaborating in a participatory action research process designed to identify the challenges, opportunities, and critical role to be played by farmer organizations in improving the equity and sustainability of smallholder farming in Northern Laos.
The study involved government extension service providers and farmers from over forty villages in each of two districts with two products—organic vegetables in Khoun District and forest coffee in Paek District, Xieng Khuang Province