In 2012, GRET continued its agricultural development activities improving the food security of populations in southern Madagascar and natural resource management around Mananara Nord National Park. Its efforts to combat malnutrition entered a new phase on September 26, 2012, with the founding general assembly for the social company Nutri’Zaza ensuring the sustainability of the network of restaurants for babies set up as part of the NutriMad project.

In 2012, GRET began crosscutting reflections on complementary currencies and their use within these projects in Madagascar. Finally, it took part in organizing the science month on energy at the Institut Français de Madagascar.


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National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute’s Forest Research Center (FRC/NAFRI).

Public Institutions and Local Governments

Ministry of Health, Ministry of Public Works and Transportation, Department of Housing and Urban Planning (DHUP), Agence de Régulation de l’Eau Potable (AREP) and the drinking water division, Houaphanh, Khammouane, Vientiane, Bolikhamxay and Sayabouri Provinces, the capital Vientiane, Vientiane drinking water company (Nam Papa Nakhone Luang – NPNL).

Practitioners / NGOs / Consultancy Firms

Swiss Red Cross, Lao Consulting Group (LCG), Bureau d’Études Lao (BEL), SNV Netherlands Development Organization, Tétraktys, Energie Sans Frontière, Aquassistance.

Groups and Networks

INGO Forum (60 international NGOs working in Laos), technical working groups in the sectors of health, water (Lao WASH TWG), and land tenure issues.


Present since 2004.

Representative: Jean-François Kibler

BP 2483, Vientiane

Tel. and Fax: (856-21) 45 33 32


In 2012, GRET’s staff in Laos consisted of 22 people, 21 of whom working on five projects. The staff has four expatriates (three employees and one volunteer), including the representative, and 18 local staff.