Laos - Alliance Bioversity International - CIAT

Our Mission in Laos

The Alliance in Laos remains committed to advance sustainable agriculture by championing evidence-informed and research-based solutions to accelerate impact in issues along the nexus of biodiversity, climate, environment, and nutrition. 

Since 1995, the country office in Vientiane established a long and productive partnership with the Lao Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, as well as several research and development organizations, to operationalize shared objectives and deliver impact at scale in transforming climate-resilient agriculture.


In helping realize the vision of food systems and landscapes that sustain the planet, the Alliance in Laos is forwarding a multi-pronged research approach geared towards developing sustainable solutions against looming pest and disease problems sweeping across mainland Southeast Asia. As climate conditions worsen at an unprecedented scale, Alliance researchers continue to innovate and maximize digital technology and the use of agricultural biodiversity to help safeguard smallholder farmers against climate-induced losses. 

The Alliance also recognizes the critical need to strengthen ties with the government and other partners to raise productivity and ensure sustainability of existing agricultural value chains at the height of rapidly expanding high market demands.

Thematic areas of focus

Transforming agriculture at the forefront of a climate crisis is central to the Alliance work in Laos. Throughout the years, Laos remains dependent on climate-sensitive yet highly valuable key commodities, which contribute significantly to the rural economy and livelihoods of smallholder farmers.

The Alliance’s extensive involvement in complex areas that cut across existing and emerging issues in climate action, biodiversity for food and agriculture, and digital agriculture, among others, is shaping real and impactful results for both producers and consumers in the agricultural value chain. 
In Laos, we are specifically contributing to the following research areas:  

  • Climate Action 
  • Agrobiodiversity 
  • Improving Crops 
  • Digital Inclusion 
  • Multifunctional Landscapes 

Projects and Flagship Initiatives

Direct contributions to our research areas in Laos, these projects and flagship initiatives in the country are creating positive impact in the livelihoods of communities in Laos.

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Our office in Laos

c/o: NAFRI Compound, Ban Nongviengkham, Xaythany District Vientiane, Lao P.D.R., Laos
Phone: +85621 770090-1
Contact: Jonathan Newby, Country Coordinator
Email: [email protected]

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