Population 7.019.073
Country area 236.800 km²
Agricultural land 10.6 %
GDP per capita 5.400 USD
Dynamic datas are a cross-country analysis 

Challenges

Agriculture plays an important role in the Laos’ economy, and employs an estimated 75% of its workforce. Rice is by far the major crop and makes up some 80% of the country’s agricultural production.

However, Laos is struggling with food security, to a large extent because of low agricultural productivity, and only 17% of the arable land is actually cultivated.

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