National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (Lao PDR)
The National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute was established under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry to consolidate agriculture and forestry research activities within the country and develop a coordinated National Agriculture and Forestry Research System.
NAFRI is mandated to undertake integrated agriculture, forestry and fisheries research in order to provide technical information, norms and results which help to formulate strategy in accordance with government policies. NAFRI has four main functions including: carrying out adaptive research, developing methods, tools and information packages, providing policy feedback, and coordinating and managing research. Tasks that NAFRI are involved in include land-use planning and assessments of changes in forest cover and biomass.