What we care about

What I.O.D. cares about 

In order to counter the future food crisis, we have activated plans for food business. Since it is centered on organic farming, we check the water, soil and raw materials with our own eyes. 

On I.O.D. Farms, we give the farmers and people with farming experience, who grow the produce with us, information about seeds, sowing methods, whether or not agricultural chemicals should be used, organic fertilizers and so on. 

We teach each and every farm employee in great detail. We also teach workers at the processing plants about the key elements of processing, water management, humidity control and a vast range of other things. The farm products made here and the raw produce for processing are all treated according to strict farm produce management protocols and farm management protocols from the perspective of the consumer and without compromise. 

On the side of finance, which entails the most risk when investing overseas for food-related businesses operators in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China and the rest of the world, there are no farmland acquisition costs and no rental costs in this agribusiness. Agricultural land already held by I.O.D. is used, farm workers are provided and we distribute the profits in settling the money from sales of the farm produce grown and harvested. Required costs included such things as the cost of seeds, seedlings and farm infrastructure, fertilizer and the wages of farm workers. 

If the worst happens and no harvest is possible, the loss will be minimal. If good organic crops can be harvested, by using large plots of land very efficient agribusiness can be established. 

Nature of the Business

  • Production and sale of organically grown farm products in all areas of Thailand, Myanmar and Cambodia.
  • Developing and opening up (rental contracts) farmland in Thailand, Myanmar and Cambodia where organic farming is possible.
  • We will supply the farmland. (I.O.D. land holdings) We have 5200ha, which is large enough to house 5, 000 Tokyo Domes.
  • Our contracts are for organic farming methods.
  • We provide farm workers. (Human Resources)
  • We sell the harvested farm produce at appropriate prices. (Revenue)
  • We undertake the processing and handling of the harvested produce as directed. (Processing plants)
  • The central produce of these I.O.D. Farms include rubber, aloe Vera, Japanese wasabi, konjac yam, Arabica coffee beans, pepper and aromatic trees. We also grow garlic, ginger, aromatic Agarwood, pineapples, mangos and dragon fruit. 
  • We can also arrange local management.
  • Consultation concerning various agricultural laws and written contracts.
  • Consultation concerning the sale of agriculture related materials and agriculture.
  • Sales of organic fertilizers, seedlings and seeds .
  • Agricultural machinery and equipment, second-hand sales, repairs, spare parts, rental.
  • Consultation concerning trade (import & export) and agricultural product business.
  • We recruit and provide farm workers, factory workers, interpreters and other staff .
  • We introduce long-stay accommodation.

Aiming to do farming in Thailand, Laos and Myanmar (small-scale and large-scale)

Features of Farming in Laos

At present, efficient, good organic farming is possible on a large area of farmland. However, in several years time, when a freeway network is constructed, Laos will become the centre of Indochina, the economy of Indochina as a whole will be vitalized and it is possible that Laos will see rapid economic changes, and it is thought that it will take longer and be more expensive to secure farmland. 

Features of Farming in Laos include: 

  1. Since farmland in Laos can be used for organic farming, the crops grown are safe and delicious, and have extremely high value in the global market. 
  2. The wages of farm and factory workers are about one third of those in Thailand, so labor is cheap. For this reason, production costs are cheap and the possibility of agribusiness is very high.
  3. The infrastructure in Laos is rapidly being improved and being centrally located in the Indochina peninsula, distribution of agricultural products will improve and produce can be exported to markets in surrounding countries.
  4. Politics in Laos is stable, there are good incentives for investment from overseas and appealing agribusiness models can be constructed.
  5. Laotians are hard workers and very honest so they are easily adapted to farm work. Moreover, about 90% of workers in Laos have experience with farm work and it is easy to secure young experienced people to take up future responsibilities. For this reason, it would be easy to build up a local farming network, and both small volume production of many cultivars and large-scale production are possible. 

Scheme for Agricultural Investment in Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar  (Japan, China and Korea)

People who are thinking of agricultural production in Laos and Myanmar
People who are thinking of having a processing plant in Laos
People who are thinking of doing local production
People who are already producing overseas but are having problems 
People who want to invest in something related to agriculture

Government-related Information gathering 
Market surveys and market analysis
Farm products and food consultant
Introduction agency for farm and factory workers
Intermediary and introduction of farmland and factory sites, contracts and management
Arrange corporate setup
Housing and office agency
Assistance with formulating the best implementation strategy

Indochina Organic Development Center Tokyo Office
Telephone, HP, FAX, staff member: Maria Somushiri (Japanese speaker)
Indochina Organic Development Center Laos Office
Telephone, HP, FAX, staff member: 
Agency for preparation of documents to be lodged with the authorities

Let's do organic farming in Laos. In view of the future food crisis, we believe that the best strategy is to start up a food business here in Laos and Myanmar.
While the ability to take action is the most important thing in order to succeed, strong will to continue until you succeed is also important. The current conditions in Laos could probably not be found in any other country, wherever you might look. If you continue operating under these conditions, without a doubt you will become established as the centre of agribusiness in Indochina. The rest is up to your fighting power and efforts.

Analyzing the possibilities......

No. 1 How about operating a rubber plantation?

Since there is great demand from China, India, Brazil and Russia, there is a shortage of the raw product and prices are rising.
Looking to the future, there will definitely not be enough so it will become big business. There are many opportunities.

No. 2 How about cultivating aloe Vera, which is very popular around the world at the moment? 

There is an explosion of demand from Europe, USA, China, Korea and Taiwan in particular for use in cosmetics, as a food ingredient and for the health conscious, and since there is currently a shortage of the raw material, farmland in Laos is drawing attention. 

No. 3 How about making a plantation of the highly aromatic Laotian Arabica coffee? 

Coffee use is rapidly rising in China and India. And demand will start to grow in earnest from now on. Southern Laos is the best production base. The currently popular Vietnamese coffee is grown from beans originating in Laos. 

No. 4 There is a global boom in Japanese restaurants, and healthy Japanese food.

For this reason the demand for Japanese wasabi has rapidly expanded, and people around the world have become hooked on the fire wasabi produces at the back of the nose. Since it is a special kind of agricultural product, the places it can be grown are limited and production cannot keep up with world demand, so unit prices are comparatively high and for this reason profitability is also high. Production is possible in Laos.

No. 5 How about growing Chinese medicinal herbs to help combat the aging of society in China, Japan and Korea?

There is a continuing shortage of the raw products due to a rapid increase in demand for Chinese medicinal herbs, which have a gentle action on the body. We are hoping to increase production of the raw herbs. There have been reports that exports from China will be banned and manufacturers have been hit with the difficulty of procuring supplies. There are business opportunities in the cultivation of medicinal herbs. 

Root ginger, myoga (Japanese ginger), cabbage, lettuce, asparagus, eggplant, onions, shallots, sweet potatoes, yams, pulses, mangos, bananas, pineapples, strawberries, mangosteen and pawpaw etc. can all be grown organically. 

Currently I.O.D. has 5200 hectares of arable land (30-year usage rights) in Laos. We will provide farmland to people who want to produce agricultural products as a business. With responsible usage, the farmland will be used effectively, it will provide places for young local farmers to work, will lead to agricultural technology and stable revenue and be highly beneficial for both parties. Its continuation will provide wonderful business plans for agribusiness and will help to address the food crisis.

Currently at our I.O.D. Laos Farms we are directly producing natural rubber, aloe Vera, konjac yam, aromatic Agarwood trees (Aquilaria), Arabica coffee, garlic, root ginger, pepper, pineapple, mango, dragon fruit and other produce. If you want any other agricultural products, we will cultivate and grow them. Any form of business is possible, subcontracting, consignment or direct production. It is our hope that the vast and vital farmland will be effectively used. 


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