Utilising Fairtrade fund as economic recovery from COVID-19

Oulavanh Keovilignavong, a recipient of the Australia Alumni Innovation Grant, works to support tea farmers in Phongsaly province. Through his innovation he’s aimed to build capacity and knowledge amongst tea farmers on organic tea farming techniques as well as enhancing their access to the Fairtrade Fund. With Fairtrade, small-scale tea farmers can earn a more stable income from their crops and improve their communities. In addition, Oulavanh researched barriers to accessing this fund – look out for his findings which will be published later this year.

We are proud of Oulavanh’s excellent initiative in supporting community development in Phongsaly province!

This alumni story was original posted on Australia in Laos

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