Laos Buffalo Dairy is a socially responsible, sustainable farm, and social enterprise. Their aim is to improve the rural prosperity, welfare, nutrition, and health of the local population, with a focus on buffalo farming, and childhood nutrition.
What do they do?
To improve the rural prosperity, welfare, nutrition, and health of the local population, Laos Buffalo Dairy wants to improve local agriculture through better genetics, increased vaccinations, animal husbandry, veterinary care, and a nutrition program aimed at reducing the 44% malnutrition rate in Laos.
This social enterprise is supported by the on-site production of dairy products, tourism, and donations. It also cooperates with people from villages in and around Luang Prabang by renting their buffalo, which provides the families with a regular income stream from an underutilised resource, namely female buffalo; male buffalo being sold for meat. A facility for milking their buffalo and keeping them well-fed, healthy and safe was also built.