New value crops like Japanese cucumbers are helping farmers in the Lao People's Democratic Republic maximize their land and generate additional income.
K.P. Company, which first introduced export-grade cucumbers in the country as part of its social responsibility program, has helped 92 farming families through this inclusive business scheme, providing employment to more than 300 people.
K.P. Company was one of the finalists of the first ASEAN Inclusive Business Awards, which was held in 2017.
The Asian Development Bank, through its Inclusive Business Support Project, is helping governments and the private sector put in place policies, programs, and incentives for inclusive businesses across Asia and the Pacific.