The Lao Coffee Economy
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The article, written by Dr. Mana Southichack of Integro Inc., gives on 18 pages a comprehensive overview over the Lao coffee sector at the end of 2009. Coffee is one of the most important agricultural export products of the country, a major earner of foreign exchange and contributes to the living of about 20,000 smallholders.

The article shows the development of the industry, the effects of the price crash at the beginning of the millennium and the impact of foreign investors as well as challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

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