sustainable agriculture

sustainable agriculture

Development – A private affair?

This paper looks at the information available on the role of the Italian private sector in participating in and implementing development programmes funded through Italian ODA in one of the key sectors of Italian development cooperation policy: sustainable agriculture and rural development.

 A Mitr Lao tractor being used to harvest sugar cane in Xaiburi, Laos

Upholding the rights of small sugar cane farmers in Laos

The Mitr Pohl group is the largest Thai manufacturer and exporter of sugar. They made a huge promotion to local sugar cane farmers with strong figures but in reality many farmers ended up with huge debts, some are now being offered training and support by the Lao Federation of Trade Unions.

A woman waters her crops in Nanga, Laos

How organic farming is changing livelihoods in Laos

In Nanga, Laos, small farmers are struggling to sell their fruit and vegetables but under the guidance of an Oxfam partner, farming families have found a way to stand out from the crowd by organic farming.


 

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