Agricultural commodities, processing and products

Poverty Reduction Fund targets livelihoods, nutrition

The Poverty Reduction Fund (PRF) will focus on livelihood support and nutrition promotion in four target provinces this year, according to PRF Work will involve assistance with household vegetable gardens, fodder gardens, animal raising (poultry, pigs, fish, frogs) vaccine chain management, seedling nurseries, cattle pens, ...

Times Reporters

United States Awards Additional Agricultural Development Assistance in Lao PDR

A grant of more than USD 73,000 was awarded to the Lao Cassava Association (LCA) on 10 December by the United States through the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Creating Linkages for Expanded Agricultural Networks (CLEAN) Project.Keep reading  ...

Francis Savankham

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

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

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

Floods, water shortages cause cut in rice harvest: minister

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry yesterday defended its decision to lower the rice production target for 2019, saying it was unavoidable because of the severe flooding that had occurred this year and last.At the same time, water shortages are currently ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

Vientiane looks to boost use of Lao-made products, enhance consumer protection

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Authorities in Vientiane intend to promote the use of Lao-made goods and encourage the cultivation of organically farmed agricultural produce in the capital to create jobs and generate income.These issues were discussed at a meeting held on Saturday at the Vientiane ...

News Desk

Lao, Myanmar, Thai companies partner in sale and purchase of rice

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Three companies from Laos, Myanmar and Thailand have entered into a joint venture for the sale and purchase of rice, aimed at improving the circumstances of farmers in the three countries by encouraging them to produce good-quality rice for sale.The initiative ...

News Desk

Laos, China partner in quality control of agricultural exports

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos will soon have a high-quality facility to ensure the required international hygiene standards of plant and animal products as well as providing training.A Memorandum of Understanding on a project to build the facility was signed in Vientiane recently by the ...

Siladda Souliyong

H5N6 Avian Flu Detected in Oudomxay Province, Laos

The Oudomxay Department of Agriculture and Forestry has issued a notice stating that authorities have detected the H5N6 avian flu virus in ducks sold at a market in Xay District.On 8 October, a team from the Department of Livestock and Fisheries, together with officials from ...

Cameron Darke

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