Bokeo Food Security Project

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Bokeo Food Security Project

Bokeo Food Security Project


Bokeo, home to three main ethnic groups, is one of the more remote provinces of the Lao People's Democratic Republic and has remained largely isolated from the rest of the country. Most of the province is mountainous, heavily forested and difficult to access. For many communities living in Bokeo province, the Mekong River is the only means of access and communication.


The project's goal was to improve declining productivity for farmers and develop income-generating opportunities for the rural population in general. Specific activities included:

  • improving food security through increased rice production and improved animal health
  • rehabilitating and developing irrigation systems
  • introducing sustainable management strategies for highland areas
  • promoting better health among rural communities, especially through child immunization and increased access to safe drinking water
  • improving education, especially for women and ethnic minorities
  • strengthening the capacity of grass-roots organizations
  • supporting the delivery of government services to the area

Source: IFAD


Status: Closed
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Approval Date
19 April 1994
1994 - 2003
Rural Development
Total Project Cost
US$ 15.33 million
IFAD Financing
US$ 4.09 million
Co-financiers (International)
OPEC Fund for International Development US$ 4.7 million
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit US$ 5.64 million
Financing terms
Highly Concessional
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