Changing the Way we Farm, Has Changed Our Lives - Ms Bouchan Heungvilay, Lao PDR

"Finally we are able to eat what we want every day. Not only do we have money to buy meat or fish, we also have plenty of our own vegetables.”- Ms Bouchan 


This is Ms. Bouchan Huengvilay, a PGS-organic farmer in Lao PDR. She is part of one of the PGS groups formed and supported under the FAO Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP) on “Small-Scale Farmer Inclusion in Organic Agriculture Development through Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS)

PGS are locally focused quality assurance systems. They certify producers based on active participation of stakeholders and are built on a foundation of trust, social networks and knowledge exchange. To find out more about PGS visit:

This video was produced in cooperation between FAO and IFOAM – Organics International under the FAO TCP.

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