Lao PDR's Agricultural Strategy 2025: Focusing on Cassava Production and Export Growth

The government of Lao PDR aims to achieve a 2.5% growth in the agricultural sector by 2025, emphasizing improved nutrition, production, and market access. Cassava is a key focus due to its potential to generate significant export revenue, particularly to China. Strategies include enhancing cassava production through contract farming, improving processing and logistics, and promoting climate-smart technologies. An investment of $100 million could significantly benefit the economy and local communities, with estimated returns ranging from 15 to 20%.