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Chinese Banana Plantations Lose Their Appeal in Laos as Pollution Concerns Grow

A boom in banana demand led to heavy agricultural investment in northern Laos as Chinese investors offered strong financial incentives to farmers to change land management practices. There was many negative impacts linked to agricultural chemical use, water pollution and labor and health conditions. This archived news article profiles the situation.

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Field Value
Document type Archived web content
Language of document
  • English
  • Agricultural management systems and technologies
  • Economic land concessions and plantations
  • Environment and natural resources
  • Pest management
  • Water pollution
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Bokeo
  • Luangnamtha
  • Phongsaly
  • Xayabouly
Copyright Yes
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Version / Edition 2016
License CC-BY-3.0-IGO
Co-author (individual) Ounkeo Souksavanh, Brooks Boliek
Publication place Washington, USA
Publisher Radio Free Asia
Publication date 2016
Keywords banana plantations,chinese investment,chemicals
Date uploaded January 3, 2018, 16:31 (UTC)
Date modified January 22, 2018, 00:36 (UTC)