Southern Laos Food and Nutrition Security and Market Linkages Programme


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Southern Laos Food and Nutrition Security and Market Linkages Programme


This programme will operate in five districts across three southern provinces: Phouvong and Xansay in Attapeu Province, Dakcheung in Xekong Province, and Ta'Oy and Samuay in Salavan Province. These are among the poorest districts in the country. Rural people living in the districts face particular constraints resulting from their remote location and isolation, and the households of ethnic groups – which make up a majority of the population – are among the most food-insecure.

The programme's goal is to contribute to reducing extreme poverty and hunger. Specifically, it will focus on:

  • Food and nutrition security and pro-poor market access
  • Rural finance inclusion
  • Institutional support.

The main target group for the programme comprises the populations of 175 villages that combine conditions of poverty with production and market potential. Women constitute a specific cohort within the main target group to ensure their equal or priority access to programme services and benefits.

Source: IFAD

Status: Closed
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Approval Date
07 September 2013
2013 - 2020
Rural Development
Total Project Cost
US$ 79.43 million
IFAD Financing
US$ 14.72 million
Co-financiers (International)
Asian Development Bank US$ 60.6 million
Co-financiers (Domestic)
Private sector local US$ 1.36 million
Financing terms
DSF Grant
Project ID
Project Contact
Kaushik Barua

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Final Project Design, May 2015 Region: Asia and the Pacific
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