The organic vegetable group in Houyoun village, Xay district, Oudomxay province is a member of the Lao Farmer Network (LFN) since 2016. The group has about 300 members in the village producing organic vegetables since 2015, which they sell to local market in Xay town. Besides growing vegetable, they also produce some grapes.
During the visit of the LFN secretariat in January 2017, the group expressed their interest to learn about processing wine and adding value to their organic vegetable garden. The idea of setting up agro-tourism also came out. However, they don’t have a clear ideas on how to do it or what are steps toward.
Because of these reasons, LFN organized a study visit for 10 Khmou farmers (5 women, 5 youth) from the Houyoun organic vegetable group to visit an agro-tourism site, the Vangvieng organic farm in Vientiane province, on 14-15 February 2017.