Lao farmers need more markets for sell crops

(Vientiane Times)-Farmers have urged the government to assist them in finding new markets – both local and overseas – to sell their produce.The requests were raised during the Lao Farmers Networking Knowledge Fair and General Assembly-2020 which was held over two days in Vientiane.Keep reading  ...

Times reporter

SUNWIP provides clean water supply for people in Xeno area, Savannakhet

Lao News Agency-KPL- The Lao government and the European Union (EU) jointly strive to improve access to clean water in Khammuan and Savannakhet provinces through the Scaling-Up Nutrition and WASH Infrastructure Project (SUNWIP) to contribute to achieving SDG 2 “End hunger, achieve food security and ...

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Officials discuss mapping of climate risks for southern farmers

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Government officials from the southern provinces came together in Pakxe this week to discuss the mapping of the risks and impacts related to climate change, aiming to give farmers more accurate information.The two-day meeting on participatory mapping of agricultural livelihoods and ...

Phomphong Laoin

Northern rice farming improvements sow seeds of kao kainoi success in Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Farmers in Laos’ two northern provinces of Xieng Khuang and Huaphan have witnessed increased yields and quality from seven seed varieties of local khao kainoi rice.The Agro-Biodiversity Initiative (TABI) is continuing its programme to assist farmers in the provinces of Xieng ...

News Desk

Irrigation Upgrade Boosts Hinboun Farmers

(KPL) Farmers in two villages of Hinboun district, Khammuan province, have taken control of a new irrigation system built by the Theun-Hinboun Power Company (THPC).Nateuy and Nongdong villages now each have 300 metres of upgraded irrigation facilities, servicing a combined area of 60 ha of ...

KPL News Desk

Govt confirms 1 million tonnes of rice for local market, export

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government is planning to encourage farmers to produce at least 1 million tonnes of paddy rice for sale in the domestic market and export next year.To ensure the production of rice for export, the government, especially the Ministry of Agriculture ...

News Desk

Fair boosts market opportunities for Vientiane farmers, producers

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Farmers and producers in Vientiane hope to expand their markets after the government arranged a fair to promote their products and boost sales.The Lao Agricultural and Domestic Products Fair took place last weekend in the Lao-ITECC parking lot.More ...

Souksamai Boulom

Laos eyes upgrade of organic agriculture to build trade competitiveness

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Lao government is urging farmers to embrace the commercial farming of organic crops and to develop product systems so they can compete more effectively in international markets.That’s the message at the 7th Lao Organic Agriculture Forum (LOAF) under the theme: ...

News Desk

Chinese firms sign 184-mln-USD deals to purchase goods from Laos

KUNMING, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) — Chinese companies signed contracts worth 1.3 billion yuan (about 184 million U.S. dollars) to purchase goods, mainly agricultural products, from their Laos counterparts.The deals were signed as the 2019 Sino-Laos Investment Fair concluded Friday in Kunming, capital of southwest China’s ...

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Rice losses causing harvest shortfall, minister tells NA

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Some 105,206 hectares of ricefields were destroyed by floods during this year’s rainy season, meaning the country will not reach the 2019 production target of 4.4 million tonnes.Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Dr Lien Thikeo reported the information to lawmakers at ...

Ounkham Pimmata

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