Oxfam supports the Gender Development Association to involve women in income generation activities and the management of savings groups in one of the poorest areas of Laos.
Laos is second only to India when it comes to rice diversity. Smallholders play a crucial role in preserving this genetic wealth. For more than ten years, we have supported farmers to do this through a biodiversity and conservation project.
Laos' ambition is to transcend its status as a least developed country by 2020, and the government plans to enable this economic growth through encouraging foreign investment in the country's natural resources.