Laos to Restrict Development on Agricultural Land

Laos currently has 4.5 million hectares of agricultural land, with 2 million hectares dedicated to rice farming and the rest to crop and animal farming.The ministry is implementing land allocation and demarcation projects for protected areas in response to small, medium, and large investments in ...

Manyphone Vongphachanh

Fuel Shortages Threatens Rural Crisis in Laos

For the past few months, the nation has been hit by rising global oil prices and a weakening local currency, which have led to a steep rise in the price of fuel and widespread shortages. In April, petrol and diesel prices rose 72 percent and ...

Sebastian Strangio

Irrigation scheme begins providing water to improve crop yields in Phongsaly

An irrigation scheme funded by Phase 2 of the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Project has begun supplying water to boost crop yields for farming communities in Phongsaly province. The ceremony, which took place at the reservoir of the Level 6 Hydropower Station on the Ou River, marked ...

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Rebuilt dam near site of devastating collapse releases water, scaring residents

The company responsible for Laos’ worst ever dam collapse more than three years ago announced last week that its rebuilt dam would begin releasing water, scaring downstream residents, including survivors of the disaster. Keep reading ...

Eugene Whong

Unitel, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry extend cooperation in study on digitalisation of irrigation systems

The MOU is a reference for the cooperation of both parties in a study on the development of water supply services using digital systems and to study and develop technical services in relation to irrigation, agriculture and fishery. These activities will improve water management and ...

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Mapping present, future of Lao agriculture, land use insights LRIMS with FAO, GEF

Lao Agriculture looks to future as Land Resources Information Management System (LRIMS) currently permits public access to detailed future scenarios amid climate change for free with help from Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF).Access to climate ...

KPL

Farmers Encouraged to Replace Tobacco Crops in Laos

Deputy Minister of Health, Dr. Sanong Thongsana, has provided answers to questions by National Assembly members on Friday regarding the amendment of the draft law on tobacco control. The country’s tobacco control policy, which is outlined in Article 4, encourages farmers to grow other crops ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

Crop growing project to replace opium poppies launched

A Lao-Chinese project that will encourage people in Phongsaly province to grow agricultural crops instead of opium poppies has been launched, at an estimated cost of 161 million yuan. An agreement on the project was signed last week in Seo Chai village, Yot Ou district, ...

Times Reporters

Landscapes and Livelihoods Project launch in Vientiane

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and the World Bank launched a US$57 million Lao Landscapes and Livelihoods Project in Vientiane on Thursday, August 5. The project that will generate jobs and income in rural areas by promoting investment in environmentally sustainable and socially-responsible forest ...

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Fighting Poverty by Protecting Landscapes

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and the World Bank have launched a US$57 million Lao Landscapes and Livelihoods Project that will generate jobs and incomes in rural areas by promoting investment in environmentally sustainable and socially-responsible forest and landscape management, and in the preservation ...

KPL

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