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 ...

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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 ...

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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: ...

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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

Crop fair aims to reap rewards for farmers

The Department of Commerce Promotion under the Ministry of Industry and Commerce is partnering with Vientiane farmers to increase sales of home-grown produce to local consumers through a crop fair. The department is hosting the Vientiane Crop Trade Fair at Lao-ITECC on Saturday, to help farmers ...

Times Reporters

Regional network to strengthen agriculture in Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times) – A workshop on “Network for Agriculture and Rural Development Think-tanks for Countries in the Mekong sub-region” provided a platform for stakeholders to discuss their work plans.The workshop took place on Wednesday and was chaired by the Deputy Director General of the ...

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