The Lao Agriculture Database (LAD) was the first on-line system to collect Lao agriculture and forestry reports and materials in both the Lao and English Languages. LAD was established by the National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI), which is objected  to improve the collection and dissemination of agriculture and forestry related information in Laos. The systems uses the AGRIS meta data standard and was originally using the UNESCO generalised Information Storage and Retrieval systems called CDS/ISIS web-agris system.