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Japan International Volunteer Center

Mission Statement

To realize a society where all people can live in harmony with each other and with nature by:
1) Supporting people in various parts of the world who are struggling to improve their living conditions despite of their socially imposed hardships; and
2) to create new lifestyles and human relations to protect and revitalize the global environment

Programme Description

JVC presently operates one project across 2 districts (Atsaphone and Phine) in Savannakhet Province (30 villages). Called the Project for food security and livelihood improvement through sustainable agriculture and community based natural resource management, the project operates in the fields of Community Forestry and Natural Agriculture with a focus to increase and stabalise food security for rural communities. 

JVC promotes Community Forests to preserve villagers` natural resources and to protect the environment. Through our Community Forestry projects we promote community based natural resource management. We also support the government in undertaking Participatory Land Use Planning (PLUP) at the village level. JVC implements the PLUP programme to facilitate villagers` sustainable use of their own forest resources. We work to give villagers both the legal status and the capacity to allow them to sustainably manage their own natural resources.

Our Natural Agriculture projects follow the Lao governments' policy objective of poverty eradication. We achieve this in a sustainable manner through the efficient utilisation of appropriate natural local resources. Food self-security and integrated and chemical free farming are promoted.

Contact Details

Address: House No 460, Unit 20, Phonsawan Village Savannakhet, Lao PDR P.O Box 876
Telephone: +856 41 252 263
Fax: N/A
Contact Person: Ms. Yasuko Ose, Country Director
Other Contact: Ms. Soumaly Rattanavong, Admin Assistant

General Information

Number of Local Staff: 11->20
Number of Expatriate Staff: 1->5
Average Annual Budget: 100000 USD
In Lao PDR Since: 1989
Country of Origin: Japan


Vientiane Municipality

Address: Sisattanak Vientiane Municipality
Phone: 021 315 064
Fax: 021 315 064
Contact: Soumaly Rattanavong Admin Assitant


Gender and Development Group GDG
Japanese NGO Networking Meeting JANM
Sustainable Agriculture Forum (Laos) SAF


Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MOAF)

Projects and Sector of Activities

Title Description Provinces/Districts Sectors/Sub-sectors
Natural Agriculture in Development

Start Date: Jul 1st 1997
Our Natural Agriculture projects follow the Lao government`s policy objective of poverty eradication. We achieve this in a sustainable manner through ...
- Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries
- Human Resources Development
- Natural Resources & Ecology
Project for Food Security and Livelihood Improvement through Sustainable Agriculture and Community Based Natural Resource Management

Start Date: Jan 16th 2009
The project has two main components community forestry and sustainable natural agriculture / community
Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry Project

Start Date: Jul 1st 1993
The Project involves villagers in 18 villages in Khammuane Province to whom land and forest was provided through the Land-Forest Allocation Program. ...
- Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries
- Community Development
- Human Resources Development
- Natural Resources & Ecology