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

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

Enough pork for local consumption despite African swine fever outbreak in Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos has enough pigs to supply market demand despite an outbreak of African swine fever that is continuing to affect the country.The outbreak has affected 103 villages in 42 districts of 15 provinces, according to the Department of Livestock and Fisheries ...

News Desk

Floods lead to increase in prices of rice and pork in southern provinces

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The prices of pork and rice have been increased in southern provinces of Laos affected by floods but they are within manageable levels due to the government’s intervention.The price of rice increased by about 500 kip to 1,000 kip a kg, ...

News Desk

No reports of swine fever at standard pig farms

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Standard pig farms appear not to have been affected by an outbreak of African swine fever, which has killed more than 14,000 animals raised by villagers using traditional methods, a senior official at the Livestock and Fishery Department has said.Farm operators ...

Manichanh Pansivongxay

Phongsaly battling African swine fever following another outbreak

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Phongsaly authorities are coordinating local efforts to prevent the spread of African swine fever after the most recent outbreak killed 338 pigs in the northern province.So far, 1,000 pigs have died from the disease in Phongsaly, according to provincial authorities.Local authorities ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Almost 600 pigs reported dead in Huaphan

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Almost 600 pigs have died in 17 villages of Xon district in Huaphan province, although it is not yet known whether African swine fever was the cause of death. Head of the district’s Agriculture and Forestry Office, Mr Sophaphone Senginthavong, told Vientiane Times yesterday ...

Phomphong Laoin

Lao markets eyeing more agricultural imports

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos may have to import more agricultural produce to meet the growing demand for fresh fruit and vegetables.The Aussie Lao fresh market in Sikhottabong district, which is one of the largest markets in Vientiane, may have to sell more imported products, ...

News Desk

Authorities reassure consumers on pork as Vientiane outbreak reported

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Authorities have confirmed that all pork sold at Vientiane markets is safe to eat with regular inspections being carried out following the initial African swine fever outbreak in Saravan province last month. Meanwhile, officials have reported an outbreak in Naxiao village of ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Philippines bans pig imports from Laos due to swine fever: WTO

GENEVA (Reuters) – The Philippines has banned imports of pigs and pig products from Laos due to an African swine fever outbreak, it said in filings published by the World Trade Organization on Tuesday.The Philippines’ move follows similar steps by China and Thailand, following an ...

Andrew Cawthorne

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