Episode 6: Lao’s Policy Pathways

Discover the challenges and solutions for sustainable development in landlocked Laos with Policy Pathways' penultimate episode.

Landlocked Laos 

The penultimate episode of Policy Pathways brings you to landlocked Laos; a country surrounded by large economic powers and replenished by the mighty Mekong River. Laos is home to over 80 different ethnic groups who make up a population of roughly 7 million people. Many of these people rely heavily on agriculture to support themselves, even as crops and livestock are imported into the country, undercutting the viability of the agricultural sector. Episode six of Policy Pathways hopes to illuminate the path towards reforming Laos’ food, land, and water policies, envisioning a future where coherence fosters resilience and sustainability. 

Who are our Laos experts?

Joining us this week is Souphalack Inphonephong, IWMI National Researcher and lead report author of the NPS initiative Laos country report, Sengphachanh Sonethavixay, Country Coordinator at the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research. Together with special guest Latsamy Phounvisouk from the National Agriculture and Forestry Institute, they highlight the sustainable development challenges confronting Laos and advocate for the transformative power of policy coherence. 

Don’t miss Episode 6! 

Listen to episode six now by searching for Policy Pathways on your favorite streaming platform or find the whole series on the Policy Pathways Podcast Page.  

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