Community consultations regarding plantation expansion, carried out in 14 villages using production forest area land

Burapha Agro-Forestry Company Limited

Burapha Agro-Forestry is a Lao-Swedish wood product manufacturing company, with its own sawmill, processing facilities and plantations based in the Lao PDR. With a strong commitment to managing and expanding the business in a sustainable manner, Burapha believes that balancing the economic, environmental, and social responsibilities is necessary for sustainable business.

As part of Burapha’s plans to expand forested land, Civitas supported the development of Standard Operating Procedures for community engagement. These focus on Free, Prior & Informed Consent (FPIC), and include methodology development for Focus Group Discussions, village profiles, and leadership interviews.