With its country-wide programme in Lao PDR, DRGV aims at contributing to the improvement of the economic situation of farmers and micro-, small- and medium enterprises by strengthening self-help groups and cooperatives.
The DGRV Team in Laos works on all three levels. On the Macro level the team advices the local partners, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and the Bank of Lao, in matters of a cooperative law. Additionally, DGRV offers capacity building in various areas for the partner’s staff. On the Meso level DGRV Laos strengthens cooperative networks with organizational capacity building to foster exchange between cooperatives and strengthen their role. Finally, on the Micro level DGRV Laos works closely with individual cooperatives to build model cooperatives. DGRV Laos always takes into account the needs of the target groups and uses various instruments (study tours, internships, trainings) to reach its goal.
The project is funded by the BMZ – Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and is currently running until the end of 2023.
Ms. Anja Muthmann
Ms. Vimonlath Vannavong
Mr. Douangchanh Sihalath
Ms. Khamfeuang Silavy
Ms. Vanhpheng Sackpaseuth ✝
Mr. Porlor Nhiachou
Ms. Valaphone Panyasiri
Ms. Pavisouda Vongphakdy
Mr. Souksanh Luanglath
The Department of Rural Development and Cooperatives is responsible for supporting and overseeing all agricultural cooperatives as well as farmer and production groups within Laos.
The Financial Institutions Supervision Department is responsible for supervision and auditing the Savings and Credit Unions in Laos.
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