The National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute of Laos (NAFRI) was established in 1999. NAFRI is collaborating with a number of different partners including international and regional research centers, local educational institutes, the private sector and farmer groups, cooperatives and associations and improving linkages . NAFRI has its greatest potential for up-scaling its strategic impact on policy formation within its think tank functions.
Cooperation with CAP:
CAP worked with NAFRI in building up “Laos’ Strategy for Agriculture, Farmer and Rural Development”, which is fund by Vietnamese Government (2013) and in research on "Analysis of contract farming in Laos”, which is funded by IFAD (2015)