The farm was christened “Panyanivej” –from the two Lao words “panya” (“wisdom”) and “nivej” (“ecology”) – to reflect our aspiration to exercise wisdom in nurturing a healthy ecology in which human and nature co-exist harmoniously. Here, we believe in an “integrated farming” system that promotes interdependence among plant and animal life in a balanced ecosystem.

Panyanivej farm was founded by PADETC (a non-profit, Lao organization) in 2008 to promote and showcase organic farming using appropriate technologies. In 2014, Panyanivej became an independent social enterprise working to promote sustainable agriculture among farmers, students, tourists and general public.